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this would never happen on the andy griffith show. accused of killing four men in cod blood. a young boy's body found in a dryer. police want to know how he got there. in afghanistan, a runoff election is needed. harmy karzai remains president the next five years, or runoff is not needed. thanks as always for your time. the man accused of fatally shooting four men in mount airy, north carolina yesterday is now in police custody.
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marcos chavez gonzalez facing four counts of murder in the shooting that happened outside a tv store. police say gonzalez was arrested without incident at a motel in virginia. the police sheriff doesn't believe the shooting -- an inspiration for mayberry. the town built a tourist trade for nostalgia from the phone. police are trying to identify the bodies of six women found at the home of a registered sex offender. at least five were strangled. the sixth body is too decomposed to make a determination. their bodies may have been there for week, months, maybe years. 50-year-old anthony sowell has lived at this home since 2005 after serving 15 years for rape. police spotted hip walking in the neighborhood saturday and they arrested him. >> a sigh of relief.
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i said, the street is now safe again. >> i'm glad he's off the street. >> we're just thankful that they got him. >> police found the bodies during an investigation into separate rape allegations. a woman says he attacked her in that house on september 22nd. police stopped by earlier that day for a routine check on him, because she a registered sex offender. good news for bay area commuters. the san francisco oakland bay bridge is reopening right now, live pictures of it for you. it's been shut down for six days for emergency repairs. what happened, well, two rods and a crossbar failed tuesday, and because of that, five pounds of metal came crashing down all during rush hour traffic. an estimated 280,000 commuters use this bridge every day having to find different ways to get to work, to get home. california transportation officials say workers made significant progress overnight to make sure everything is safe
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and that's why they're able to reopen this with the help of police escort. you see it happening live right here. i know commuters like, thank goodness, it's been long enough. shut down for days now. a tragic story out of california. investigators say they found the body of a missing 4-year-old boy in a dryer. discovered in his neighbor's home saturday and arrest add 14-year-old boy who live there's. the fresno share ef says he'll be charged with murder. again, a 14-year-old. so far investigators are not saying anything about a motive. >> you don't know who is actually your neighbors. you know? you think you know them, but you actually don't. now it's like, you're afraid to let your children out in the streets, because you can't trust nobody. >> neighbors also say the suspect's mom was baby-sitting the victim. it is official.
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harm mid-c hamid karzai will serve another term. the one that happened back in august, officials also called off saturday's runoff election, karzai's only opponent, abdullah about dual liu dropped out of the race yesterday because he didn't believe the process could be fair. this morning, the u.n. secretary-general arrived in kabul to meet with karzai and his former challenger. president obama continues to weigh the pros and cons of sending more u.s. troops to fight in afghanistan. top administration officials are pledging to work with president karzai. the president is expected to unveil his war strategy with iran with a few weeks. 59 trips dotroops died in afghanistan. and a new movie assault ship built with steel from the world
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trade center stopped. family members held a ceremony including a 21 gun salute. the bow of the $1 billion ship contains 7.5 tons of steel from the fallen towers. the ship will officially be commissioned saturday. investigators in florida's panhandle need your help. the washington counties sheriff's department says shan lea ded rigid ick is missing. the sheriff said she didn't crawl or walk away. the girl is two feet tall, weighs 11 pounds and has brown air and blue eyes. again, an amber alert for shannon lea dedrick, and leaving a veteran officer dead inside his squad car.
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timothy brenton coaching a rookie officer when a car pulled up and someone inside that car opened fire. police say briton died instantly. the training officer tried to fight back. >> the student officer exited the patrol car and began shooting, and returning fire to the suspect vehicle. >> i heard the shots, and -- i was thinking that they were firecrackers. >> police say there hadn't been a threat made against officer brenton. a nine-year veteran, had a wife and two young kids. learning more about about iraqi immigrant's actions after he allegedly hid his daughter and another woman with his jeep. following the story a few days now going back to last week. he reportedly hid his own daughter, because he believed she had become too westernized. he was booked over the weekend's in peoria, arizona on two charges of aggravated assault after the alleged hit-and-run,
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police there say he drove his jeep across the mexican border and abandoned it there. hen reportedly made his way to mexico city sand board add plane to london. after arriving there, authorities denied him entry into the country and notified the u.s. arrested once he touched back down on american soil. emergency officials are telling people in bossier city, louisiana, to get away while you still can. water is flowing over a levee and the levee could breach. if that happens, 4,000 people could be trapped. the water started spilling from a near-by-yew over the weekend and some home are already flooded. they want you to get out while you can. if you've ever texting while behind the wheel, you want to hear this. new york outlawed texting while driving yesterday. your view, whether you think it should be adopted in your state, if it hasn't already.
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some people have been worrying about how safe the h1n1 flu vaccine is. everyone seems to be talking about it. starting today, an independent health group will watch how it's working. they're not expecting problems but want to reassure people and dispel fears out had. one pregnant woman with three kids says she's not taking the risk. >> side effects, its potential down the line. you put something new into your body. people react very differently to different things they put into the their body. you know, one person it may be fine for. another person it may not. >> right now, five drug company, really trying to crank out this vaccine. 10 million more dose, expected by friday. so the supply may start meeting demand soon. a good thing. the backups have been terrible. the last few weeks. >> like, if you can't protect yourself from everything out
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there, but i think to a certain degree, it protects you from the worst of the worst. >> so far there are no reports of any problems with the vaccine. just some fever, some sore arms. that's about it. that's routine. what's expected. if you've got a flexible spending account, one of those flex accounts for your medical bills you could be hit by the health care plan. congressional democrats want to cap the tax-free accounts at $2,500 a year. right now, those companies cap them at $5,000. the cap could mean more than $13 billion in tax revenue and insurance company, unions and others say it's too hard on the middle class. more than 60 school districts across the country are now using socioeconomic status as the deciding fact are and where students attend school. a 2007 supreme court decision struck down bussing students base and race, but that didn't mention household income. supporters of income based bussing say students in poor
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households will be spread throughout the school district rather than concentrated in one area. studies show low-income students do better in middle-class schools. opponents say long bus rides harm children and distance keeps parents from being involved what's going on in school. plus some parents buy their homes based on the neighborhood school and oppose their kids being bused elsewhere. if you get behind the wheel, don't let your thumbs do the talking. new york's law against texting while driving went into effect yesterday prohibiting the use of mobile devices for reading, typing and sending text messages while drives and the u.k. is making it a criminal offense pap court just sentenced a distracted driver to 21 months in a high security women's prison. texting when she crashed into a car that had broken down and killed the woman inside. all right. this is the question you've been commenting about on my facebook
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page. search richelle carey hln in facebook. a couple of comments. ashley wrote i think a $150 tine to start out with is enough. if they repeat the violation, the fine should go up. don't put more people into our already overcrowded jails. i agree it sometime start cracking down on texting while driving but we plead to be smart about how we accomplish this task. she thinks jailtime is too much for now. heather says i think whatever states have a no talk on cell law should have automatically added no texting. obviously, texting is more dangerous while drive. i live in connecticut. ween can't talk, but i believe 12i text. which seems really dumb. honestly, i do both. i know it's bad, i know. should people get jailtime for it? no. jeff says, if they can prove texting caused an accident or if you are speeding and texting, then, yes, jailtime might be appropriate. any other situation, a $150 fine should be a wake-up call.
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we're going it keep talking about this. we want to know, what do you think? new york is the latest state to crack down on texting while drive. how should you enforce that? $150 fine? do you think that's enough? or should we be sending people to jail for this? that's what they're doing. and in britain. call us, 1-877-call hln or e-mail. e-mail us at cnn.com/hln. text, text the words views plus your comments and name to hlntv. i'm sure that goes to that saying if you're listening on the satellite radio, do not text while driving. all right? standard text rates apply. we'll hear some responses throughout date. in case you missed it, on halloween night, look at this. a bat got into the at&t center in the spurs/knicks game. ginobili swatted it in mid-air and carried it off. word was he killed it knop yo. sunday team officials say the bat was stunned.
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and flew away. that is wild. >> gets a standing ovation. >> what? >> oh, boy. it's every parents' travel nightmare. your kids start screaming on an airplane. actually got one mom and her toddler kicked off a flight.
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a suicide bomber killed dozens of people who were waiting for their paychecks outside a bank today. police in pakistan say the explosion killed at least 35 people. it happened about 18 miles from islamabad where secretary of state hillary clinton visited just last week. the u.n. now says it's pulling out all its non-emergency workers from northwest pakistan. jury selection begins today for the man accused of killing a popular tv personality in arkansas. curtis vance charged with last year's rape and murder of little rock anchorwoman anne presley
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found beaten in her bed and died a few day later from her injuries. vance pleaded not guilty to all charge. the coast guard is now saying there's no way, no hope of any survivors in that mid-air collision off the coast of southern california. a coast guard plane and marine helicopter collided over the pacific thursday night. the nine crew members from the two aircraft are miss and presumed dead. rescuers spent 60 hours searching the water before suspending the effort yesterday. >> at the time it was involved, looked at the nature of the coalition itself. we exhaustively searched the area where we would have found them if there was anybody who could have sahr vived. look at the cold model exposure mod models, put all the pieces together, we no longer believe there's in chance somebody could stilley ay live. >> the coast guard will be having a memorial for the victims on friday. southwest airlines has
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apologized for kicking a mom and her toddler off a flight. some of you have already ladder about this. you've been talking about it. boyte was screaming, go, plane, go. i want daddy, all while trying to do that pre-flight safety announcement. mom said she was confident he would have started to behave once the flight took off, but they never got the chance. southwest called her, offered her a refund and a $300 travel voucher. one of the biggest companies you've never heard of has filed for bankruptcy, and you could see the effects of it when you do your holiday shopping. c.i.t. group is a big lender to small and mid-sized businesses. lots of retail stores depend on it to keep their shelves stocked. c.i.t. filed chapter 11 protection over the weekend. it hopes to come out of the process by the end of the year. c.i.t. got more than $2 billion in federal bailout money last year and now that loan probably won't be paid back.
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we do have a bit of good news, though, in this bad economy. ford motor post add surprise profit of close to $1 billion for the third quarter, thanks in part to the cash for clunkers program, cost cutting and concessions with the unions. the only of the four automakers not to file for bankruptcy and did not accept any of the federal bailout money. if you know how to write, coupons can save awe bundle. tlak can help you stretch a buck. >> are you having trouble making ends meet in your household? one of the biggest expense categories where you can shrink your budget by a huge amount is what you pay for groceries. and you can save money in this area easier than almost any other thing in your life without sacrificing convenience, without sacrificing quality. do you know what the simplest answer? coupons. and a lot of people know it,
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because the use of coupons is way up in the recession, versus how many people were actually clipping coupons before. and here's a trick on the coupons. do you know there's entire strategies how to use them and get the most value from them? there's a very user friendly website calls couponmom.com, that if you go couponmom.com, she will teach you thousand buy groceries far more affordably than you ever have and walk out with basketfuls for almost nothing. i'm clark howard. for more money saving tips go to my website, cnn.com/clarkhoward. >> great consumer advice from clark howard every saturday and sunday at noon and 4:00 p.m. eastern time right here on hln "news and views." a great job of helping you save more, spend less and avoid getting ripped off. meatball fan. you're look at the ultimate
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drain, you can say the world has never seen anything like this before.
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after enduring nearly a week of commuting headache, drivers once again can use the san francisco bay bridge, which connects the city with oakland. this bridge opened just a few minutes ago. you can see a line of police cars that led the first vehicles across. final inspections on repairs are completed, just this morning. >> our priority. clearly we have taken our time with implementing this. all along we've had great participation from the third party reviewers. we believe we're nearing completion on the repair. we are not through our final inspection at this point in time. we're waiting for that to finish, and that will dictate
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whether the bridge will open. >> it didn't open until after the morning commute. it closed last tuesday after 5,000 pounds of metal came crashing down right during rush hour traffic. while closed commuters faced a round trip of eight hours or more. more than a quarter million vehicles depend on the bay bridge. they're back going now. police are trying to identify the bodies of six women found at the home of a registered sex offender in cleveland. investigators are seeking a warrant to take dna samples from the suspect anthony sowell. the coroner says it appears at least five of the women were strangled. the sixth body is too decomposed to make a determination. there bodies had been there at least weeks or months, in some cases year, they just don't know yet. the 50-year-old has lived at this home since 2005 after serving 15 years for rape. investigators also plan to look into his residential history to
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see if, perhaps, there are any additional victims. police spotted him walking in this neighborhood saturday and arrested hi. . a sigh of relief. i said, the street is now safe again. >> i'm glad he's off the street. >> we're just thank natural they got him. >> police found the bodies during an investigation into a separate rape allegation. a woman says he attacked her in that house on september 22nd. police had stopped by earlier that day for a routine check on him, because as we said, he's a registered sex offender. the man accused of fatally shooting four men in mount airy, north carolina yesterday is now in police custody. marcus chavez gonzalez is facing four counts of murder in the shooting that happened outside a tv store. they say he was arrested without incident at motel in henry county, virginia. the town police chief doesn't believe the shooting was random act. it's about 100 miles north of
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charlotte. actually the inspiration for mayberry and the "andy griffith "show." the town built an area for nostalgia from the 1960s show. investigators found a body of a missing 4-year-old boy in a dryer. discovered in a neighbor's home saturday and arrested a 14-year-old boy who lives there. the fresno county sheriff says he'll be charged with murder. so far investigators are not saying anything about a motive. >> you don't know who is actually your neighbors. you know? you think you know them, but you actually don't. so now it's like you're afraid to let your children you know, out in the streets, because you can't trust nobody. >> neighbors also say the suspect's mom wag baby-sitting the victim. it's official. hamid karzai, the current president will serve another nerm office. afghan electoral officials
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declared him the winner today of the country's high lie contested presidential election that happened back in august. officials also called off saturday's runoff election. hamid's only opponent abdullah abdullah dropped out of the race because he didn't believe it could be fair. president obama continues to weigh the pros and cons of sending more u.s. troops to fight in afghanistan. top administration officials are pledging to work with president karzai. president obama may reveal his war strategy for afghanistan with a few weeks. 59 u.s. troops were killed in afghanistan during october. the highest monthly toll since the war began eight years ago. a new navy assault ship built with steel from the world trade center is in new york city. the "uss new york" stopped near ground zero today where many first responders and families of
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september 11th victims held a ceremony that included a 21 gun salute. the bow of the $1 billion ship contained 7.5 tons of steel from the fallen towers. the ship will be officially commissioned saturday. investigators in florida's panhandle need your help. they're looking for a 7-month-old girl who disappeared and may be in danger. the washington county sheriff's office says shannon lea dedrick, there she is there, vanished from her home saturday and a state-wide alert issued yesterday. her parents reported her missing. the sheriff says right now nothing indicates she was abducted, but also said this, "she didn't crawl or walk away." she's two feet tall, weighs 11 pounds, has brown hair and blue eyes. they're looking for this baby. seattle police have not identifies a suspect or victim in the drive-by shooting that left a veteran officer dead inside his squad car saturday night. they say officer timothy brenton
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was coaching a rookie officer when a car pulled up and someone inside that car opened fire. police say brenton died instantly. a bullet grazed the trainee officer, but she tried to fight back. >> the student officer exited the patrol car and began shooting and returning fire to the suspect vehicle. >> i heard the shots, and -- i was thinking that it was firecrackers. >> police there said that there didn't appear any threats were made against officer brenton. he was nine-year veteran and had a wife and two young kids. we're leshing more an an iraqi immigrant's actions after he allegedly hit his own daughter and another woman with his jeep. reportedly hit his daughter, because he believed she'd become too westernized. he was booked over the weekend's in peoria, arizona on two charges of aggravated assault. after the alleged hit-and-run, police say he drove his jeep
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across the mexican border, abandoned it there. then reportedly made his way to mexico city and bordered a plane to london. after arriving there, authorities wouldn't allow him into the country and notified the u.s. he rauwas arrested once he touc back down on american soil. telling those in bossier, louisiana to get away while you still can. water is flowing over a live thee could breach. if that happens up to 4,000 people could be trapped. water started spilling from a near pr-by-yew over the weekend and some home, already flooded. workers in california are cleaning up a major oil spill isn't san francisco bay. look that. wildlife experts picked up 30 birds covered with oil and transferred them to a recovery center. the oil from the pan main yum "beaux dye star" leaked. suspended fishing and shellfish
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harvested between the san francisco bridge and san mateo bridge until the soil removed. if you've ever texted behind the wheel you want to hear this. new york outlawed texting while driving yesterday. we're going to hear your reviews on whether you think it should be adopted in your state if it hasn't already.
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australian mother is finally talking about the horrifying moment had she watched her son's stroller r08 over the side of a train platform and get hit by this train. we all saw this. miraculously he survived with only a scratch.
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the mother still shutters when she talked about it, as she did this morning on nbc. >> for the shock and -- like a human instinct, first raekd came to my mind is shue to get ahold of my baby's -- good i can get hold, it was already off the platform, and there was this -- there was a woman that i thought i should jump, but i just thought for a second that -- i should have a look what has happened to him. i just wanted to have a look, how is he? and that time i just -- i was -- blank. i was complete shock. >> almost seems like she still is in disbelief as she relives it. thrilled to hear her baby cry, that meant he was still alive. she also says she believes he survived because he's destined for great things. he sure is adorable. isn't he?
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more than 60 school districts across the country are now using socioeconomic status as deciding factor in where students attend school. a supreme court decision back in 2007 struck down bussing students based on race, but it didn't mention household income. supporters of income-based bussing say students in poor households will are spread throughout the school district rather than concentrated in one area. they say studies show low income students do better in middle class schools but opponents say long bus rides harm children and distance also keeps parents from being involved in the school. plus, some parents buy their homes based on neighborhood schools, and oppose their kids being bused elsewhere. if you get behind the wheel, do not let your thumbs do the talking. new york's law against texting while driving went into affect yesterday. it prohibits the use of mobile devices. you know, phone, blackberries, for read, typing or sending text messages while driving. the u.k. is making it a major
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criminal offense. a court sentenced a distracted driver to 21 months at high security women's prison. she was texting when they crashed into a car that had broken down. the woman nids that car was killed. as we said, new york, latest state to crack down on texting while driving. what do you think should happen top offenders? is a $150 fine enough? do you think this should be jailtime? like la they're doing in britain. think about this. we want to hear from you. call call us right now, 1-87-tell-ological inn. e-mail us, cnn.com/hln or text if you want if you're not on the road. text your views plus your name and comments to hlntv. we're air your responses. we want to talk about this. southwest airlines has apologized for kicking a mom and her toddler off a flight. the boy was screaming "go, plane go." "i want daddy."
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the kid was doing this during that pre-flight safety announcement. mom said she was sure the kid would eventually behaved once the plane took off but didn't get the chance. southwest called her, offered a refund and a $300 travel voucher. this week marks the one-year anniversary of president barack obama's his tore tick election. in our "what matters" partnership with "essence" magazine, the connection with african-american men since the election. i sat down with dr. joyce watkins, finance professor at syracuse university. >> when the black name goes down, black america goes down, because black men, we are the heads of families. the truth is, if a man can't control his own destiny, it's difficult for him to protect and take care of other people. >> there's a lot to talk about here. black men in the age of president obama starts today during the 4:00 hour. you pay tax every time you
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buy a plane ticket and might be surprised where some of that money might be gob, like airports you'll probably never be lucky enough to use.
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jury selection begins today for the man accused of killing a popular tv personality in arkansas. curtis vance is charged with last year's rape and murder of little rock anchor woman anne presley found beaten in his bed and few days later she died from her imjuries. vance pleaded not guilty to all of the charges. the coast guard says there's now no hope of survivors in that mid-air collision off the coast of southern california. the coast guard plane and marine helicopter collided over the pacific thursday night. the nine crew members from the two aircraft are missing and presumed dead. rescuers spent 60 hours searching the waters before calling off the effort yesterday. the coast guard will have is a memorial for the victims friday. we're getting amazing
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pictures of a train derailment in suburban chicago. this happened yesterday. nobody hurt. this picture was taken by one of our i-reporter's, brian bell. officials say 17 cars of a canadian pacific rail wa jumped the tracks. bell says train cars fell off the bridge and railcars came with feet of two perm nernltly mounted liquid propane tanks, all wee lined a strip mall. it was evacuated as precautionary measure. bell says his friend told him about the derailment and he went to the scene and took these images and send them to us. we appreciate it, brian. if you're ever in a situation like that, where there's something kind of interesting, breaking news, video happening in your part of the world go to ireport.com and go to the upload now link. always safety first. always. if you get that far and want to stend to us, there's instructions how to do that. a leaking oil rig is on fire. started yesterday when workers
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tried to plug a leak by pumping mud boo a hole. this is happening near australia. the company operating the rig says it doesn't know how the fire started and the leak actually started ten weeks ago. indonesia says thousands of dead fish drifted near its coast. this, last week. your tax dollars could be paying to fix up airports. you'll probably never use. since 2001, congress funneled more than $1 billion into earmarked projects at small airports. those airports served mostly private and corporate planes. a congressional watchdog group says earmarks could threaten efforts to ease flight delays at the country's busiest passenger airports. the faa says earmarks account for 5% of airport grants. c.i.t. filed for bankruptcy. one of the biggest bankruptcy in u.s. history. if you've never heard of c.i.t., it's a behind-the-scenes lender. the lending backbone for more
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than a million small companies. c.i.t. bar e ohhed $2.3 million in tax player money to stay afloat. the company hopes to keep lending and survive bankruptcy.. our money expert, clark howard, serves in the georgia state guard. this weekend see him serving the troops. clark and robin meade of hln's morni"morning express" teamed u help you from getting ripped off. >> jeff torres is a candidate. you wanted to talk about investing in a certain plan. let's ask about that. >> since becomes parents in last year, my wife and i have been concerned with the forecast of higher education. 17 years from now forecasting $300,000. one of the first year i invested in state's 529 plan. wondering what your thoughts are on on state and federal plans that i don't know about. >> whats a 529 in.
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>> a college savings plan. put money into it and all of the money grows tax-free as long as the money is used for college all of the earnings are tax-free. so it is the absolute best vehicle to save for college. and so you're doing the right thing. what state plan are you? >> virginia. actually made a conscious decision to reman a virginia resident exclusively for the education benefits. >> let me tell you something about virginia. virginia's one of the states that has multiple 529 plans and there are good 529 plans in virginia and bad ones. i have a guide on my website which is clark howard.com where you can do the hyper link and make sure that the virginia plan you're in is the good one not one of the bad ones. >> watch "operation clark smart" this weekend 6:00 a.m. noon and 4:00 p.m. eastern here on hln.
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three american hikers held in iran get a second visit from swiss diplomats. the message one captive's brother wants to pass on to iran.
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never would have happened on the "and did griffith show", police are questioning a man accused of killing four men in cold blood? ? afghanistan, no run-off needed. karzai remains president for another five years. it's basic common sense, texting while driving is distracting and dangerous. in new york it's illegal. should more states adopt similar laws? should people go to jail? the latest from hln "news and views" on the first monday in november. hi, i'm chuck roberts. the man accused of fatally shooting four men in north carolina yesterday is in police custody. there's his mugshot. he faces four counts of murder
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in a shooting outside a tv store. police say gonzalez arrested without incident in a motel in henry county, virginia. the town's police chief said he doesn't believe the shooting was a random ability. mt. airy 100 miles north of charlotte and was the inspiration of mayberry. the coroner says it could take days, even weeks to i.d. the bodies of six women found in the home of a registered sex offender in cleveland. at least five were apparently strangled and the sixth is too decomposed to make a determination. bodies may have been there for weeks. they may have been there for months. investigators are seeking a warrant to take dna samples from the 50-year-old suspect, anthony sowell. he served 15 years for rape before moving into the us 2005. investigators plan to look into his history to see if there are any more victims.
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police saw him walking in his neighborhood saturday and arrested him. >> a sigh of relief. i said the street is now safe again. >> glad he's off the street. >> we're thankful that they got him. >> police found the bodies during an investigation into separate rape allegations. a woman said he attacked her in the house september 22nd. police stopped by earlier in the day on a routine check on the registered sex offender. investigators found the body of a missing 4-year-old boy in a dryer. they discovered it in his neighbor's home saturday and arrested 14-year-old boy who live there's. sheriff said he'll be charged with mur. investigators are not saying anything else about a motive. >> you don't know who's actually your neighbors, you know? you think you know them but you actually don't. now it's like you're afraid to let your children you know out in the street because you can't trust anybody. >> the suspect's mom was baby-sitting the victim. it's official, hamid karzai
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will serve another term in office, afghans electoral officials declared him the winner of the hotly contested presidential election in august. by the way he appointed every member of that electoral commission. officials called off saturday's run-off election when his sole opponent abdullah abdullah dropped out of the race yesterday because he didn't believe the process could be fair. this morning the u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon arrived in kabul to meet with ka die a karzai and his challenger. top officials are pledging to work with newly re-elected president karzai. president obama is expected to unveil his war strategy for afghanistan in a few weeks. 59 u.s. troops died in october in afghanistan, the highest monthly tally since the war began eight years ago. a new navy assault ship built with steel from the world trade center is in new york
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city. "uss new york" stopped near new york where first responders and families of victims attended the ceremony. the bow of the ship contains 7.5 tons of steel from the fallen towers. the ship will be officially commissioned saturday. investigators are looking for a 7-month-old girl who disappeared and may be in danger. shannon lea dedric vanished from her home saturday. a statewide alert issued yesterday. her parents reported her missing. the share lif said she didn't crawl or walk away. she's two feet tall, 11 pounds, brown hair and blue eyes. $21,000 reward offered for a tip-off the drive-by shooting that left a veteran seattle police officer dead inside his squad car saturday. officer timothy brenton coaching a rookie officer when a car pulled up and somebody opened fire. police say brenton died
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instantly. a bullet grazed the trainee but she tried to fight back. >> the student officer exited the patrol car and began shooting and returning fire to the suspect vehicle. >> i heard the shots. i was thinking that it was firecrackers. >> police say there hadn't been a threat made against the officer brenton. he was a nine-year veteran in seattle with a wife and two young children. the parents of a 15-year-old girl allegedly gang raped after a dance in california sent a message through their pastor, please do not let this happen again. the pastor moderated a community weekend. several hundred people turned out. a former teach who are inspired "coach carter" resurfaced. his true-life story happened at that school and hi talked to our dan simon. >> i don't know if each one of those males had sisters but i know each one of them had a mom.
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they had a mother. now you look at the situation, would think like that to happen to somebody in their family? i'm sure they wouldn't. >> five people are being held in connect with the on-campus rape. learning more about an iraqi immigrant's actions after he allegedly hit his daughter and another woman with his jeep. he reportedly hit his own daughter because he believed she'd become too westernized. he was booked over the weekend in peoria, arizona on two charges of aggravated asalt after the alleged hit and run. police there said he drove his jeep across the mexican board somewhere abandoned it there. he then reportedly made his way to mexico city and boarded a flight to london. on arrival there, authorities denied him entry into the country and notified the u.s. he was arrested once he touched back on american soil. emergency officials are telling people in louisiana, get away while you can. water is overflowing a levee and it could breach. if that happens up to 4,000 people could be trapped.
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some homes are already flooded. finally, six days after being shut down the san francisco oakland bay bridge has reopened to traffic. will the repairs take? will they last?
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the bay bridge in san francisco is open, the bridge that joins oak labland w san francisco. final inspections were completed this morning. >> the safety has been our priority. we have taken our time to make sure we've gotten the exact alignment that we want, all 0 the steel is in place that we want but there's no metal on metal connection. and we've gone beyond that to ensure that, if anything were to happen again, these pieces won't fall by doing stronger structural welds, by tying pieces off. so this is a safer fix related to potential failure caused by fatigue the san francisco conchronicle reports some drivers faced eight hours or
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more round trip. this is video, by the way, this morning. that's state police and the state patrol leading the way as the bridge finally reopens. it had been closed for almost a week. 5,000 pounds of metal crashed into rush hour traffic last tuesday. some 300,000 cars ply this bridge every day. don't let your thumbs do the talking. new york's law took effect yesterday, prohibits the use of mobile devices for read, typing, sending text messages behind the wheel. uk, great britain making it a major criminal offense. they have sentenced a driver to a high security women's prison. she was texting when she crashed her car. it has broken into a car, sorry that broke down and killed the woman inside. all right. this is our your views question of the day. have you seen it happen to you, someone distack t tactac tactac you?
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connie's on the line in west virginia. >> caller: i think they should. we need to take drastic measures and use a stiff fine like $500 to stop the first offense. the second time lose their driver's license. if anybody's injured they should do mandatory jail time. this is just as bad as someone with a dui. people texting while driving aren't show anything regard for anybody else. >> ever had a near-miss. >> caller: new york i haven't. >> it's scare especially in rush hour. >> caller: i think the lady is correct. i believe there should be a $10,000 fine. yesterday i was driving my truck and all of a sudden this woman was texting and almost hits me. i pointed to her that you're texting you shouldn't do it, she give me the finger. no regard for anybody's life, just keep on doing and do what you want. i believe that's terrible. >> i do, too. i'm not supposed to offer an
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opinion, but what the heck? facebook page is up and running. become a fan. post your comment on my page. jeff just wrote $150 isn't enough. license should be suspended six months. this is a dangerous distract from the road and should be stopped. teblt messages aren't worth losing your life over. who cares what your bf is doing right now. lori writes there is a thing as pulling over. why jeopardize someone's life? wrong is wrong. if it's your family member hurt, are you going to be so simple threatic? 24 hour automatic lockup. you've got time to weigh in. should penalties be tougher for texting behind the wheel or is $150 going to cover it? want to hear from you. there's the info. 1-877-tell-hln. you can also text views plus your comment and name to hln tv. we have to presume you are not
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currently driver. standard rate as ply. your kid begins scream on a plane but it got one mom and her toddler kicked off a flight.
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three young american hikers detained in iran are said nobody good shape according to swiss diplomats who have made their second contact with the trio. they were take noon custody while hiking along the iran/iraq boarder in july. shane bower, shara sured and josh fatal have been in prison since then. fatal's brother spoke to cnn about his brother and the others. >> we were very happy they got a second visit, that was good news. but it doesn't ease our mines entirely. we're worried about them. we think they're probably very isolated. in that visit, i think the swiss ambassador was able to convey to
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them the efforts under way to try to get them released and hopefully that will be a means to kind of reduce the isolation they're feeling. we're having difficulty getting information, we can only imagine how difficult it must be for sarah, shane and josh, who are in a prison cell in prison in tehran. >> iran india authorities charged the three with illegally entering the country but families said they accidentally crossed the frontier at an unmarked border. a suicide bomber killed dozens of people waiting for their paychecks outside a bank today. police in pakistan say the explosion killed at least 35 people. it happened 18 miles from islamabad, the capital, where secretary of state clinton was visiting last week. u.n. says it's pulling out all nonemergency workers from northwest pakistan. jury select begins for the man accused of killing a popular tv personality in arkansas. curtis advance charged with last
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year's rape and plurd murder of pressly. vance pleaded not guilty to all charges. a massachusetts sheriff is not giving up on trying to charge inmates for rent, haircuts, medical visits. the supreme court will hear an appeal on that today. he started the program in 2002 but a judge struck it down. sheriff says fees can teach inmates to accept responsibility and ease taxpayers' burden. but the inmates' attorney said it's like an illegal tax. the coast guard says there's now no hope in that midair collision off the coast of southern california, no hope of finding anybody alive. the coast guard plane and marine helicopter collide thursday. the nine crew members from the two aircraft are missing and presumed dead. rescuers spent 60 hours combing the water before suspending the rescue. >> we looked at the time involved sghat tur nature of th collision, we exhaustively
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searched the area. you look at cole water exposure model as far as time goes. we no longer believe there's any chance of somebody could still be alive the coast guard will have a memorial for the victims friday. work crews are cleaning up a major oil spill in san francisco bay. wildlife experts picked up 30 covered birds coated with oil, oil transferred to them by, of course that leak. and they have, in turn, been taken to a wildlife recovery center. you see the operation there. oil from a panamanian vessel dubai star leaked friday. the state department suspended shell harvesting until the oil is collected. a leaking oil rig's on fire. burst into flame as workers tried to plug a leak pumping mud into a well casing. the oil leak started ten weeks ago. the oil rig accident could turn into a catastrophe.
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>> we've seen 25,000 barrels of oil spewed into the ohhen and we're worried this fire will add to the toxic cocktail that's been seen with the oil spill. >> thousands of dead fish drifted near the coast last week. the rig operating company said it's unclear how the fire began. australia's government will investigate. one of the biggest companies you've never heard of filed for bankruptcy and you could see effect of it as you do holiday shopping. cit group a huge lender to small and midsized businesses. retailers depend on that to keep shelves stocked. cit for chapter 11 protection over the weekend. it hopes to come out of the process by the end of the year. cit got more than $2 billion in federal bailout money last year. that loan probably will never be paid back. here's a bit of good news in a bad economy. ford motor company posted a profit of close to $1 billion for the third quarter thanks to the cash for clunkers program,
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cost cutting and concession with onions. about ford is the only major u.s. automaker not to file for bankruptcy and doesn't take any federal bailout money. if you know how to use them right, coupons can save you a bundle. clark howard lets you on a trick that can help stretch a buck. >> are you having trouble making ends meet in your household? well, one of the biggest expense categories where you can shrink your budget by a huge amount is what you pay for groceries. and you can save money in this area easier than almost any other thing in your life without sacrificing convenience, without sacrificing quality. do you know what the simplest answer is? coupons. a lot of people know it because the use of coupons is way up in the recession versus how many people were clipping coupons before. and here's a trick on the coupons. do you know there's entire strategies about how to use them
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and get the most value from them? there's a very user-friendly website called couponmom.com, if you go to couponmom.com, she will teach you how to buy groceries far more affordably than you ever have and walk out with basket fulls for almost nothing. i'm clark howard. for more money-save tips go to cnn.com/clarkhoward. >> you get great consumer advise weekends. clark howard saturdays and sundays noon and 4 k eastern. southwest airlines has apologized for kicking a mom and her toddler off a flight. the boy's screams of go, plane, go and i want daddy drowned out the preflight safety announcements and that's required by law. mom said she was confident he would behave once the plane took off but never got the opportunity. southwest offered her a full refund as well as $300 travel voucher.
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the man accused of fatally shooting four nen mt. airy, north carolina, yesterday is in police custody. marcos chavez gonzalez facing four counts of murder in the shooting outside a tv store. police say gonzalez arrested without incident at a motel in henry county, virginia. the town's police chief said he doesn't believe the shooting was a random ability. mt. airy's 100 miles north of charlotte. it was the inspiration for mayberry in "andy griffith show" the town has built a tourist trade from nostalgia from the hit show. police are trying to identify the bodies of six women found in the home of a registered sex offender in
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cleveland. it appears at least five why strangled. the sixth body too decomposed to make a determination. bodies may have been there weeks or months. 50-year-old anthony sowell lived at the address since 2005 after serving 15 years for rape. police found him walked in his neighborhood saturday and arrested him. >> a sigh of relief. i said the street is now safe again. >> i'm glad he's off the street. >> we're just thankful that they got him. police found bodies during an investigation into separate rape allegations. a woman said she was attacked in that house in september. police stopped by earlier for a routine check on the registered sex offend. >> scary story out of california. investigators found the body of a missing 4-year-old boy in a dryer. they discovered it in his neighbor's home saturday and arrested 14-year-old boy who live there's. the fresno county sheriff said he'll be charged with murder. investigators are not saying anything about a motive. >> you don't know who's actually
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your neighbors, you know? you think you know them but you actually don't. so now it's like you're afraid to let your children, you know, out in the streets because you can't trust nobody. >> neighbors say the suspect's mom was baby-sitting the victim. investigators in florida's panhandle need help looking for a 7-month-old girl who has disappeared and may be in danger. the sheriff's office says shannon lea dedrick vanished saturday and a statewide alert issued yesterday. parents reported her missing. the sheriff says nothing indicates an abduction but as the sheriff put it she didn't crawl for walk away, two feet tall, 11 pounds brown hair, blue eyes. seattle police are not i.d.'d a suspect or vehicle in the drive-by that left a veteran officer dead saturday. officer brenton coaching a rookie i've when another car pulled up and somebody opened fire. brenton died instantly. a bullet grazed the trainee but
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she tried to fight back. >> the student officer exits the patrol car and began shooting and returning fire to the suspect vehicle. >> i heard the shots. i was thinking that it was firecrackers. >> police say there hadn't been any threat made against officer brenton. he had a wife and two young children. >> reporter: parents of the 15-year-old girl allegedly gang raped in california sent a message to their pastor, please do not let this happen again. the pastor moderated a community meeting over the weekend. several hundred people turned up. a former teacher who inirspirsp "coach cater" resurfaced. he talked to our dan simon. >> i know each one of them had a mom, they had a mother. you look at the situation, would
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they like that to happen to somebody in their family? i'm sure they wouldn't. >> five people are being held in connection with the on campus rape that occurred october 24th. learning about an iraqi immigrant's acts after he allegedly hit his daughter and another woman with his jeek. he reportedly hit his own daughter because he believed she became too westernized almaleki booked two charges of aggravate assault after the alleged hit and run. police say he drove his jeep across the mexican board somewhere abandoned it there and made his way down to mexico city, boarded a transatlantic flight for london. on arrival there, british authorities denied him entry. he was arrested once he touched down on american soil. emergency officials are telling everybody in louisiana, get out while you can, water is overflowing a levee and the levee could breach. water began spilling from a
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nearby bayou and some homes are already flooded. thanks to people like you, we're getting amazing pictures. a weekend train derailment in suburban chicago. a freight train derailed and hit a second train in north brook yesterday. nobody was hurt. great i-report from brian bell. 17 car jumped the tracks. bell said train cars fell off the bridge. railcars came within two feet of two permanently mounted liquid propane tanks behind a strip mall. the strip mall, though, was evacuated as a precaution. bell said his friend was the one who told him about the derailment, he went to the scene and snapped images. about when you have great stories, go to ireport.com, look for the up load now link. instructs are self-explanatory. if you're ever -- if you've ever texted behind the wheel
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you, want to hear this. new york state outlawed texting while driving as of yesterday. your views on the new law and whether you think it should abdon'ted where you are if it hasn't been already.
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well, it's not uncommon for stob call 911 to report a drunk driver but police in clark county, wisconsin were stunned to get a phone dpraulcall from 49-year-old woman saturday. >> 911. >> somebody's really drunk driving down grantton road. >> we're on grantton road? >> there's only like six miles drive through grantton and ne limit llsville.
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>> which way are they going? >> they are going -- >> towards grantton or neillsville. >> are you behind them. >> no, i am them. >> you am them. >> i am them. >> you want to report that you're driving drunk? >> yes. >> so the dispatcher asked her to stop on the roadside and turn on her flasher. when police arrested her she had a blood alcohol level of 0.17. if you get behind the well, don't let your thumbs do the talking. new york's law took effect yesterday prohibits the use of mobile devices sending text messages while driving. uk is making those a major offense. a court has intensed a distracted driver to a 21 months in prison. the woman inside was killed.
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new york becomes the latest state do that. what do you think should be the penalty? what should offenders have to pay? $150? that is enough? does it merit jail time, as britain is imposing? you've probably experienced this on the road maybe. 877-835-5446. 1-877-tell-hln. text views, comment and name, though not behind the wheel to hln tv. standard rates apply. children too young to even get into a pg-13 movie are lying about their ages to get on facebook or myspace. kids on grown-up sites, sounds like a serious concern. is it really? cnn.com is asking that question today. and dotcom live's catherine callaway is here with more. >> reporter: it's very difficult for these networking sites like facebook and myspace to really enforce their rules, one of the few that have rules, they'd like
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you to be 13 before you set up one of the sites. how are they going to know? well, soaring numbers of preteens are actually using some of these sites. they're lying about their age, creating accounts. concern raises from children developing internet addicts to stunting some social development of young children who spend too much time on the computer. and then there's, of course, the threat of child predators. many psychologists, though, and some of the researchers out there we talked to say some of the fears, while they may be real, are a bit overblown saying some children have spent their entire life in the internet age and are better than adults at integrating online world with their real world. and they add that most young teenagers are -- should know by now are savvy enough by now to know what to avoid. but there is one neuroscientist who said he's afraid it's turning everyone all of the young people into infants, chuck, attracted those buzzing
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noises and shiny bright lights. the big question is, you know, what's the right age? it depends on the kid, right? every child is different. and i know some 13-year-olds that really should not be, you know, setting up a myspace page. >> chronological age and mental development are two different things. >> cutting edge medical technology? >> are you swequeamish? >> yeah. >> this is a good one. when you see what they do in this story what we're showing these people are able to do now, basically grow skin. and it may sound a little ew but it saves lives and it's very interesting how it works. it's a skin lab and it helps treat serious injuries. look at this, these are grafts and they're not only degree grohhing human skin but using cells from not only humans but pigs and horses as well. they're now able to extract
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collagen and that makes up 75% of skin so they can create grafts and the main beneficiaries are people with diabetes, burn victims and elderly who suffer from large, open sores, anyone who open sores too big to grow enough skin on their own to heal. they're saying if they can get skin from a baby, you know, young skin like this, they can produce four football fields of skin. amazing. >> wow. no rejection of it? >> well, i mean, i guess would depend on the individual. i know someone who was a burn victim. if it wasn't for graft like that, he never would have survived. >> good story. all on dotcom. this week marks the one-year anniversary of president obama's historic leak election. looking at life for african-american men since the election. richelle carey sat down with several prominent men including
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a finance professor at syracuse university. >> when the black man goes down, black america goes down because black men, we are the heads of families and the truth that is if a man can't take -- control his own destiny, it's difficult for him to protect and take care of other people. >> black men in the age of president obama, starts today at 4:00 eastern time. don't miss it. all week long. finally, six days after being shut out, san francisco bay bridge open to traffic. but will repairs take?
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australian mom is talking about the horrific moment when she watched her son's stroller roll off the side of a train platform and get hit by a train. that little boy survived with barely a scratch. but two weeks later, she still shutter when she talks about it as she did this morning on nbc. >> it was a shock and, but, like a human instinct, first reaction came to my mind is how do get hold of my baby's frame.
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before i get hold of it, it was off the platform and there was -- there was a moment that i thought i should jump but i thought for a second that i should have a look what has happened to him. i just wanted to have a look, how is he. and that time i just -- i was blank. i was was complete shock. >> she said she was thrilled to hear her baby crying because it meant he was alive. she also said she believe his survived because he's destined for great things. three american hikers detained in iran are said to be in good shape according to the swiss diplomats who visited them, the second visit with the trio. taken into custody in july hiking along the iran/iraq border. shane, sarah and josh have been in prison since then.
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fattal talked about how he and his family are waiting for the call they are free. >> we want a phone call, we want to hear their voices. 94 days we haven't heard their voices. we would like some direct form of communication appealing as strongly as we can to please allow them to phone home. but more than anything arc peeling for them to be released. it's just very clear to us that our kids are harmless. released those videos, my brother rapping, josh and sarah dancing around in a cinder block building. it's clear our kids had no intention of entering iran and are harmless and mean no ill will towardize ran. >> authorities are charging the three hikes are with illegally entering the country but their families say they accidentally crossed the frontier at an unmarked board. >> a suicide bomber killed dozens of people waiting for their paychecks today. the explosion killed 35 people. this happened 18 miles from the
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capital city where secretary of state hillary clinton visited laugh week. the unis pulling out nonemergency workers from northwest pakistan. the san francisco bay bridge is reopened finally. cal tran, state transportation department, said final inspects were completed this morning. >> safety has been our priority. we have taken our time to make sure that we have gotten the exact alignment that we want, all of the steel is in place that we want, there's no metal on metal connection. we've gone beyond that to make sure if anything were to happen these pieces won't fall by tying these pieces off. this is a safer fix related to potential failure caused by fatigue. >> the "san francisco chronicle" reports drives are are faced a commute of eight hours or more, they had to go the long way around. the bay bridge closed tuesday. 280,000 cars cross that span daily. work crews cleaning up a
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major oil spill in the bay. wildlife experts picked up 30 birds with oil and transferred them to a wildlife recovery center. the oil leaked into san francisco bay on friday. california's fish and game department has suspended fishing and shellfish harvesting between the bay bridge and the san matteo bridge, of course north to south, until the oil is finally collected. more than 60 school districts nationwide are now using socio economic status as a deciding factor in where to place students. a 2007 supreme court decision struck down busing on race only. it didn't mention household income. supporters of income-based busing say students in poor households will be spread throughout the school district, not concentrated in one area. they say studies show low income students do better in middle class schools. opponents say bus rides harm kids, and distance keeps them from being more involved in school of. plus, some parents buy their
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homes based on their neighborhood school and oppose their kids being bussed somewhere else. one of the biggest companies you've never heard of has filed for bankruptcy. and you can see the effects as you do your holiday shopping. c.i.t. group is a lender to small and mid-size businesses. lots of retail stores depend on that to keep their shelves shocked. it filed for chapter 11 over the weekend and hopes to emerge from the process by the end of the year. cit got more than $2 billion late last year, and the loan will probably never be repaid. we do have good news in a bad economy. the fort motor company posted a profit thanks in part to the cash for clunkers program, to cost cutting and a concession with the unions. ford is the only major u.s. automaker not to file for bankruptcy, and did not accept any federal bailout money. this is not the typical story of a man and his dog. there are some brutal details in the saga of a mutt named nubs,
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and the marine that rescued him from reaction. how it's being handled and reaction to a new book for children.
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this would never have happened on the andy griffith show. police in a small town of north carolina, the town that inspired mayberry, they're questioning a man of killing four men in cold blood. in afghanistan, no runoff election is needed. hamid karzai will remain president for the next five years. and a navy assault ship built with world trade center steel has arrived in new york. hear who was there to welcome it. this is hln "news and views" i'm richelle carey. thanks for your time. let's get to the top story. the man accused of fatally shooting four men in mt. airy, north carolina yesterday is now
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in police custody. marko chavez gonzalez has four counts against him. police say he was arrested, no problems, no incident. arrested at a hotel in virginia. the town's police chief says he doesn't believe the shooting was a random act, and ari is about 100 miles north of charlotte and the inspiration for mayberry and "the andy griffith show." the coroner says it could take days, possibly weeks to identify the bodies of six women found in the home of a registered sex offender in cleveland. at least five of them apparently were strangled. the sixth body is too decomposed to know how that person was killed. the bodies may have been there for weeks, months, possibly years. investigators are now trying to get a warrant to take dna samples from the 50-year-old suspect, anthony sole.
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he served 50 years for rape before moving into that house. police are looking into his residential history to see if perhaps there are more victims. police spotted him walking in his neighborhood satelliurday, that's when they arrested him. >> a sigh of relief. the street is now safe again. >> i'm glad he's off the street. >> we're thankful they got him. >> police found these bodies during an investigation during a separate rape. a woman says he attacked her in that house on september 22nd. police stopped by earlier that day for a routine check, because as he said, he is a registered sex offender. . a tragic story out of california. a 4-year-old's body was found in a dryer. the fresno county sheriff says the teenager will be charged with murder. they're not saying anything about a motive. >> you don't know who is actually your neighbors, you
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know? you think you know them, but you actually don't. so now it's like you're afraid to let your children out in the streets, because you can't trust anybody. >> anybodies also say the suspect's mom was babysitting the victim. it is official. hamid karzai, the current president of afghanistan, will be serving another term in office. afghan electoral officials today declared him the winner of the country's highly contested presidential election in august. officials also called off a runoff election that was scheduled for saturday. karzai's only opponent, abdullah abdullah dropped out of the race yesterday, because he didn't believe the process could be fair. earlier today, the white house commented on the election of president karzai. >> president karzai has been declared the winner, and will head afghanistan. so obviously, he is the legitimate leader of the country.
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obviously, what will begin now that we know the government that will lead afghanistan for the next five years continue conversations about governance, civil society and corruption going forward to ensure that we have a credible partner in our efforts to help secure the country. >> this morning, u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon arrived in kabul to meet with karzai and his former challenger. and let's stay in afghanistan. president obama continues to weigh the pros and cons of sending more u.s. troops there to fight. top administration officials are pledging to work with president karzai. president obama may unveil his war strategy for afghanistan within the next few weeks. 59 u.s. troops were killed in afghanistan during october. that is the highest monthly toll since the war began eight years ago. take a look at that.
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that is a new navy assault ship built with steel from the world trade center. it is now in new york city. the uss new york stopped near ground zero today, where first responders and also families of september 11th victims held a ceremony. it did include a 21-gun salute. the bow of that billion-dollar ship contains 7.5 tons of steel from the fallen towers. the ship will officially be commissioned saturday. getting word of a bird strike on a passenger plane. that plane right there. that's a delta plane. everybody is okay. specifically, this is delta flight 1232, had to make an emergency landing a short while ago. this is the sky harbor airport in phoenix, had to make this landing, because flew into some birds. shortly after the plane took off, headed to salt lake city. and you can see -- look at that. yeah, right there, above the
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window. my producer had to kind of focus me there. but above the window, you can see the damage from the collision with those birds. that collision actually caused a pressure change, and then they had to come right back to sky harbor airport there in phoenix. goodness, gracious. nobody was hurt in all this, but obviously, the plane is damaged so they had to make a landing as soon as possible, and everybody is okay. you can see the damage there. that birds can do. investigators in florida's panhandle need your help. they're looking for a 7-month-old girl, she disappeared, may in danger. the washington county sheriff's office says shannon lee diedrich vanished, and a statewide alert was issued yesterday. her parents reported her missing. the sheriff says nothing indicates she was abducted, but the sheriff went on to say this, quote, she didn't crawl or walk away. this child is 2 feet tall, weighs 11 pounds, has brown hair and blue eyes.
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one of the biggest lenders to small and medium-size businesses has filed for bankruptcy. for more on what that means, let's check in with cnnmoney.com's poppy harlow in new york. most people, poppy, when i put this on my facebook page, i put cit, and they thought i left off the i. they don't know what this is. >> right. let's be clear. this is not citigroup, it's cit, a lender. most people don't have day to day interaction with this company, that's why they don't know what it is. maybe today. this marks the fifth largest bankruptcy in u.s. history. let's be clear. it is a chapter 11. that means it's a reorganization of the company, not a liquidation, like we saw with lehman brothers. but it's big. i mean, they loan to about 1 million small businesses across 30 different industries, a number of retailers rely on the funding from cit to make sure their goods hit the shelves so customers can buy them. cit says they've got 90 million employees that work at the businesses that operate on their
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loans. so this is a major lender in the u.s. here is a prime example. dunkin' donuts. you probably see these around your neighborhood. they expanded greatly a few years ago, and went to cit to get the loans to fund the commercial real estate to franchise those new locations. what we're hearing from cit, despite this bankruptcy, they are going to continue as normal, or at least as normal as things can be. they say they will keep lending. richelle, that's really what is still to be seen. and that's not going to be seen for a while. what impact does this really have on u.s. businesses need to go get loans. that's what we'll be watching really closely, richelle. >> we often here, and i know this is tough for people to die just. we often hear bankruptcy can be a good thing. might that be the case here? >> yeah, i think that's a great point. the argument is being made this shows the capitalist system might be working, governments can allow a big company like cit to go bankrupt without shaking the entire financial system. what happened here was that cit went back to the government in
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july, and asked for more t.a.r.p. money. they were rejected. this is after the company got $2.3 billion in taxpayer-funded bailout last december. the down side of this, very, very unlikely that we the taxpayers will see any of that money back. the treasury saying today, recovery of those funds will be minimal. this marks the first loss under the bailout program. that is important. but what is also interesting is, compare this to gmac, the auto financing company. they're reportedly looking for more t.a.r.p. money. a lot of people think they're going to get it. why them and not cit? the government already owns 35% of g mac, some people argue because it fuels auto sales, because that supports a huge supply chain. that it is more critical to the overall health of the system, than, say, cit. that is for you to decide on your own. we obviously know where the government stands. and people are kind of outraged over this. they're weighing in on cnnmoney.com. i want you to, too. this is one of our top stories,
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and we're asking, did the obama administration do the right thing by denying cit another bailout? definitely big news on wall street. and we're in the red. all the major averages in the red off of some pretty high numbers we saw early this morning. but this is a big story, certainly today. >> a very big story, poppy. i can tell you for the people on the page who did know what cit was, they were not happy that the taxpayers were not going to get their money back. not at all. but a lot to talk about, for sure. cnnmoney.com. great stuff. thank you, poppy. we have something we want to show you. a water main has broken. this is los angeles area, specifically van nuys. it's kind of a mess there. emergency crews are on their way there, there it is. that's the money shot we were trying to get you. look at that. we don't know what caused it, but there is already a couple of -- if it you can drop the banner, you can see emergency crews already there on the scene trying to get the situation under control. there we are. a fire truck and cars in the area, trying to get out of the
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way. but, again, this is van nuys, california. water main break. amazing pictures, but that's still not what you want to see. not at all. you might remember the video we showed you of the desperate mom shown lunging of after a baby stroller as it fell right in front of a train. that was tough to watch. impossible not to, though. hear what it was like for her, and why she thinks her baby survived.
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australian mother is finally talking about the horrifying moment she watched her son's stroller roll over the side of a train platform and get hit by a train. you have seen this video. this baby survived, barely a scratch. two weeks later, shweta verma still cringes when she talks about this like on nbc. >> it was a shock, but the first reaction that came to my mind is
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how to get hold of my baby's handle. but before i could get ahold of the handle, it was already off the platform. and there was this -- there was a moment that i thought i should jump, but i just thought for a second, and i should have a look, what has happened to him. i just wanted to have a look, how is he? and -- and that time, i just -- i was blank. i was in complete shock. >> it's so difficult for her to still talk about it. she says she was thrilled to hear her baby crying, because obviously that meant he was still alive. and she also says she believes he survived, because he is destined for great things. emergency officials are telling folks in boscher city, louisiana to get away while you still can. water is flowing over a levee, and the levee could breach.
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if that happens, up to 4,000 people could be trapped. water started spilling from a nearby bayou over the weekend, and some homes are already flooded. a leaking oil rig is on fire. amazing pictures there. it burst into flames when workers tried to plug a leak by pumping mud into a well casing. the oil leak started about ten weeks ago off the northwestern coast of australia. environmentsis environmentsists it could turn into a catastrophe. >> we have already seen 25,000 barrels of oil spewed into the ocean, and with worried this fire will add to the toxic cocktail. >> the nation says thousands of dead fish drifted near its coast last week. the rig operating company says it's unclear how the fire started. australia's government will be investigating of . this week marks the one-year anniversary of president obama's historic election, and what matters partnership in "essence"
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magazine. i sat down with prominent men in the black community, including boyce watkins, a finance professor at syracuse university. >> when the black man goes down, black america goes down, because black men, we are the heads of families, and the truth is, if a man can't take control of his own destiny, then it's very difficult for him to protect and to take care of other people. >> clearly, a lot to talk about. black men in the age of president obama starts today at 4:00 eastern time. stick around for that. we have seen part of the video of anna nicole smith getting made up in clown make-up. but during recent court proceedings, a new part of this tape surfaced, and it is shocking. some of the content you won't believe.
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a situation at phoenix at sky harbor airport. the situation was pretty scary. this is what happened. a bird strike forced a delta
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flight to make an emergency landing. everyone is okay, but some damage to the plane. you can see right there, above the windshield. this -- this collision between the bird and the plane happened as the plane was taking off from phoenix, headed to salt lake ci city. because of this bird strike, it caused a pressure change, and the plane had to quickly come back to sky harbor. again, you can see the damage to the plane. everybody is okay, though. but had to make an emergency landing, and the plane -- the pilots were able to do that safely. as they wait for a trial date in the anna nicole smith drug case, we are getting an extended look of a disturbing video of her. "showbiz tonight"'s big brooke anderson is in hollywood. we have seen some of this video with the clown makeup, but we are seeing more of it now. it is heart-breaking, really, is what it is. >> it is. a lot more of it has been released, as evidence in this
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anna nicole smith drug case, richelle. and what it shows is, anna nicole smith at a birthday party in 2006, a little girl is painting her face like a clown, and an aseems to be in a complete stuper. her friend, her boyfriend, howard k. stern is videotaping the entire thing. an aa is sitting there clearly visibly pregnant and at one point says she is not pregnant, but has gas. a lot of confusion. take a look. >> your baby is down there. >> baby down there. >> that one. >> i think i just have a little gas. i think i just -- i think i'm having some gas trouble. >> and you hear during the tape, the little girl actually trying to talk some sense into her and into howard. it's very, very sad. and to me, it looks like anna nicole, her eyes, like she is just pleaded for help. howard k. stern, just kind of encouraging this behavior.
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and the fact, richelle, that this little girl was exposed to this tape of behavior, to me, is reprehensible. now, i say all of that, but there are other observations out there. some people feel that anna was acting the entire time. howard was directing. that they were reality tv stars, and that this tape could be misleading in the drug case. >> okay. okay. maybe a different interpretation of it. regardless, what is the status of this drug case so far? >> howard k. stern, doctor cindy were ordered on friday to all stand trial. howard faces 11 felony counts, the other two face six counts. they're out on bond. there is an aarraignment december 11th. we will have more details tonight on "showbiz tonight." plus, we're going to have jon begging kate for forgiveness. and, you know, he's not the only one pouring his heart out. why are is kate crying in a brand-new tv interview? "showbiz tonight" at 11:00 p.m.
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pacific. thank you, brooke. have you ever sent a text while you were behind the wheel? you want to hear this. new york outlawed driving while texting yesterday. we'll hear your views on this law and whether you think it should be adopted in your state, if it hasn't already.
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look at that plane right there. just a few minutes ago, had a close encounter with birds. this plane is a delta plane, sitting at the sky harbor airport in phoenix. had had to make an emergency landing, because of a bird strike. all 132 people on the plane are safe, but you can see the damage right there, right above the windshield that this encounter with birds caused. and it also caused a pressure change, which is another reason this plane that was trying to get to salt lake city had to turn around and come back to sky harbor airport. terrifying moments, i'm sure, for everybody on board. but i'm sure everything is okay
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now. another situation we're following for you. pretty impressive pictures, unless you're a city official who has to deal with this. a water main break in the los angeles area, specifically at the intersection of van nuys, everywhere, thousands of gallons of water pouring into the streets. no reports of injuries or damage to buildings yet. emergency crews are on the scene, trying to get this situation under control. we'll keep you posted. again, amazing pictures, but not if you are the folks that have to deal with that. or have to take a detour because of that. the man accused of fatally shooting four men in mountain ai airy, north carolina yesterday is now in custody. his name is mark as sha she's gonzalez. he was arrested with no problems at a motel, in henry county, virginia. the town's police chief doesn't believe the shooting was a
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random act. mt. airy is 100 miles north of charlotte and the inspiration for mayberry and "the andy griffith show." the coroner says it could take days, maybe weeks, to identify the bodies of six women found at the home of a registered sex offender in cleveland. at least five of them were apparently strangled. the sixth body is too decomposed to make a determination right now. their bodies may have been there for weeks, months, maybe years. investigators are now trying to get a warrant to take dna samples from the suspect. 50-year-old anthony sowell served 15 years for rape before moving into that house in 2005. investigators also want to look into his residential history to see if there may be more victims. police spotted him walking in his neighborhood saturday, and they arrested him. >> a sigh of relief. i said, the street is now safe
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again. >> i'm glad he's off the street. >> and we're just thankful that they got him. >> police found the bodies during an investigation into separate rape allegations. a woman says he attacked her in that house back on september 22nd. police had stopped by earlier that day for a routine check, because, again, he is a registered sex offender. a tragic story out of california. investigators say they found the body of a missing 4-year-old boy in a dryer. and they discovered it in his neighbor's home saturday, and arrested a 14-year-old boy who lives there. the fresno county sheriff says he'll be charged with murder. so far, investigators are not saying anything about a motive. >> you don't know who is actually your neighbors, you know? you think you know them, but you actually don't. so now it's like you're afraid to let your children, you know, out in the streets, because you can't trust anybody. >> neighbors also say the suspect's mom was babysitting the victim. it's official. hamid karzai, the current president of afghanistan, is not
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going anywhere, is going to be serving another term in office. afghan electoral officials today declared him the winner of the country's highly contested presidential election that happened way back in august. officials also called off a runoff election that was supposed to happen saturday. karzai's only opponent, abdullah abdullah dropped out of the race yesterday. he said he didn't believe this process would be fair. earlier today, the white house commented on the re-election of president karzai. >> president karzai has been declared the winner of the afghan election, and will head the next government of afghanistan. so obviously, he's the legitimate leader of the country. obviously, what we'll begin now that we know the government that will lead afghanistan for the next five years, continue conversations about governance, civil society, and corruption
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going forward to ensure that we have credible partner in our efforts to help secure the country. >> this morning, u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon arrived in kabul to meet with karzai and his former challenger. president obama is still weighing the pros and cons of sending more u.s. troops to fight in afghanistan. top administration officials are pledging to work with president karzai. president obama may unveil his war strategy for afghanistan within the next few weeks. 59 u.s. troops were killed in afghanistan during october. that is the highest monthly toll since the war began eight years ago. a new navy assault ship built with steel from the world trade center, and is now in new york city. there it is right there. the uss new york stopped near ground zero today. first responders and families of september 11th victims held a ceremony that included a 21-gun salute. the bow of that billion-dollar ship contained 7.5 tons of steel
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from the fallen towers. the ship will be officially commissioned saturday. investigators in florida's panhandle need your help. they are looking for a 7-month-old girl who disappeared of many they think this girl may be in danger. the washington county sheriff's office says she disappeared saturday, and issued a statewide alert yesterday. her parents reported her missing. the sheriff says right now nothing indicates she was abducted. but he also said, quote, she didn't crawl or walk away. she is 2 feet tall, weighs 11 pounds. take a good look. she has brown hair and blue eyes. seven months old. the parents of a 15-year-old girl was allegedly gang raped after a homecoming dance sent a message with their pastor. this is what it says. please do not let this happen again. this pastor moderated a meeting at a high school. several hundred turned up. the former teacher who inspired
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the 2005 movie "coach carter," he even turned up, trying to help the community heal. this true-life story happened at the school and he talked to our dan simon. >> i don't know if each one of those males had sisters, but i knew -- i know each one of them had a mom. they had a mother. now, you look at this situation. would they like that to happen to somebody in their family? i am sure they wouldn't. >> five are being held in connection with the campus rape. we are getting new images of a weekend train derailment in suburban chicagoment how one of our i-reporters described the scene when the train derailed and hit a second train.
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children too young to even get into a pg-13 movie are lying about their ages to get on facebook and myspace. young kids on these grown-up sites. it sounds like a serious concern. is it, though? cnn.com is asking that question today, and dot com live's reggie akey is here with more. i would think it's a serious concern. >> it is for a lot of parents, because they're trying to figure out how to monitor their kids, but not restrict them, and not, of course, student their growth when it comes to communication and when it comes to computers. right now, myspace and facebook, they have limits. you have to be 13 years old to be a part of the site. now, that's the official rule. but a lot of kids get around that. let's face it. many 13 year olds are much more computer-savvy than they're parents are, so parents are struggling what they should do about this. what's the concern? there is a concern kids could develop internet addictions or
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stunt their social development or be exposed to child predators, of course. but many psychologists and researchers counter that and say that while those fears certainly have a place, that they're overblown, generally. one of the psychologists notes that children have spent their entire life in the internet age and are better than adults at integrating the online world with the real world. and add that most young teens are savvy enough to know who to avoid when they're on the net. in fact, one neuro science weighed in had saying these technologies -- he's kind of against kids using these technologies, saying that it infantlizes the brain to children who are attracted to buzzing noises and bright lights. >> sounds like some adults i know. >> okay. i guess i'll include myself in that group. so some experts are saying, you know, what the harm is overblown. some are saying it's treating them younger than they really are. i don't have kids. i have a 4-year-old dog, and i will tell you, he has his own twitter account. >> o, reg.
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>> so there you go. >> i guess i don't have kids either, but just from the reporting and having cousins, this is just one more thing that parents have to monitor. >> you've got to have their passwor passwords. but let's face it, the kids can create their own log-ins. >> those kids. i tell you. something else that's getting a the love attention, cutting-edge medical technology. this is the good stuff. >> this is interesting. if most people get a scrape or a cut or something, it just heals itself over time. but there are some people with certain medical conditions, or if they have a large enough gash in their skin, that they need to turn to something else. and i think this is really cool. skin grafts, basically. they're created from very unlikely places. we're talking about collagen. that's what scientists are extracting. collagen, of course, makes up 75% of the skin. patient's own skin is induced to grow even more by using these collagen grafts. so in other words, the grafts
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are used as sort of a scaffolding for your own skin to grow on top of. so people who benefit the most are burn victims, diabetics and the elderly. people who have really large open wounds or wounds too big for the body to heal on its own. the reason that we are showing pigs and other animals there and babies, is because that's where they're getting some of these collagen skin grafts. the most unusual one, baby's foreskin. they're using that to try and create your own skin to grow over these grafts. i know it's a little gross to think about it. i know, i see your face, richelle. no babies were harmed in the production of that graft. this is material that is later discarded and the not used. >> okay. >> but it can be used by people who desperately need it. so -- >> well-said, reggie. good way to wrap that up. good stuff. thank you, reggie. . >> are sure. getting some pretty
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impressive pictures. this is a train derailment that happened in suburban chicago over the weekend. it's coming from our i-reporters. a freight train derailed and hit a second train in northbrook yesterday. nobody has hurt. but this was taken by our i-reporter brian bell. 17 cars of the canadian pacific railway train jumped the tracks. train cars fell off the bridge, and rail cars came within feet of two permanently mounted liquid propane tanks behind the strip mal. so the strip mall was evacuated as a precautionary measure. bell says a friend of his was the one who told him about the derailment, and he went there and took these pictures shortly after the incident. and we appreciate it. we appreciate all of our i-reporters. if you have breaking news or something happening in your part of the world, send it to us. it's hard to believe anyone survived this, but michael williams did. a small tornado sent the steeple
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in shreveport, louisiana crashing down. the fire department needed nearly an hour to free him. he lost a piece of his finger, will undergo surgery for his shattered wrist, plus he'll need to wear a body cast. the steeple will be rebuilt. wow. again, we always appreciate it when our i-reporters are on the scene for us. go to cnn.com/i-report if you see great video happening in your part of the world. there is complete instructions on our website how to submit stories. if you ever text behind the wheel, you've almost hit someone, you're going to want to hear this. new efforts to force drivers to put down that phone. and the penalties, if they don't.
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work crews are cleaning up a major oil spill in it san francisco bay. wildlife experts have picked up 30 birds covered with oil, and transferred them to a wildlife recovery center. the oil from the ship "dubai star" leaked into the bay friday morning. california's fish and game department suspended fishing and shellfish harvesting between the san francisco oakland bay bridge
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and the san mateo bridge until the oil is removed. and the san francisco oakland bay bridge is open again. a california state transportation spokesperson says final inspections on repairs were completed this morning. >> the safety has been our priority. we have taken our time to make sure that we have gotten the exact alignment that we want, that all the steel is in place that we want, that there is no metal on metal connection. and we've gone beyond that to ensure if anything were to happen again, these pieces won't fall by doing stronger structural welds, by tying these pieces off. so this is a safer fix related to potential failure caused by fatigue. >> the "san francisco chronicle" reports some drivers have faced a commute of eight hours or more, round-trip. can you imagine? the bay bridge closed tuesday after 5,000 pounds of metal crashed right during rush hour traffic. 280,000 cars cross that bridge
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daily. if you get behind the wheel, new york's law against texting while driving went into effect yesterday. phones, blackberries, iphones, you can't use them for reading, typing, or sending messages while driving. the u.k. is making it a major criminal offense. a court just sentenced a distracted driver to 21 months in a high-security women's prison. she was texting when she crashed into a car that had broken down. the woman inside that car was killed. and we're saying, new york, now the latest state to crack down on texting while driving. what do you think should happen to the offenders? is a fine of $150 enough? do you think there should be jail time like what they're doing in britain? we want to hear from you on this. call us. 1-877-tell-hln. if you like, you can e-mail us at cnn.com/hln. or there's a discussion going on on my facebook page, as well. if you like facebook, just go to
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richelle carey, hln. talk about this if you have personal experiences, too. texting and driving, tell us about it. the aclu has filed a lawsuit on behalf of two high school girls who were girls who were disciplined because they posted sexually suggestive pictures of themselves on myspace from their summer break. someone gave the pictures to the principal. the girls were suspended from all athletic and extracurricular activities for the year. the school says they violated student handbook that prohibits student athlete from any conduct on our off campus that reflects peerly on the the high school. the aclu says the girls' free speech rights were violated and they were humiliated by being forced to apologize to a group of all male coaches. starting today an independent health group will be watching how the h1n1 vaccine is working. they want to reassure people and dispel fears.
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one pregnant woman with four kids says she's not taking the risk. >> the side effects, potential down the line. you put something new into your body. people react very differently to different things they put into their body. one person it may be fine. another person it may not. >> right now five drug companies are trying to crank out the vaccine. the supply may meet demand soon. that's a good thing. backups very terrible. >> you can't protect yourself from everything out there. to a certain degree that it protects you from the worst of the worst. >> so far no reports of problems with the vaccine except for sore arms and fever. that's pretty much routine. this is not the typical story of a man and his dog. there are some brutal details in the saga of a mutt named nubs and the marine who rescued him
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from iraq. reaction to how it's being handled in a new book for children.
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well, this would never have happened on the andy griffith show. they're questions a man accused of killing four men in cold blood. no runoff needed in afghanistan. karzai remains president for another five years. nobody challenged him. and basic common sense. texting while driving is distracting and dangerous. now in new york it's illegal. should we adopt more stringent laws? we're going to hear from you on that today. hi, everybody. hln news and views on this second day of the month. i'm chuck roberts. a delta flight had to make an emergency landsing this morning at sky harbor airport
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after it flew into a flock of birds. look at the impact right there over the cockpit window. that's where the strike occurred. it just happened after takeoff. flight 1232. it took off from the airport bound for salt lake city. it caused a pressure change. the plane had to return to the airport. damage obviously it's right there on the side just above the cockpit. nobody was thankfully hurt. they were not at the altitude that would have required pressurization. everybody on board was okay. still a close call. the man accused of fatally shooting four men is now in police custody. he's facing four counts of murder in the shooting outside a tv store. gonzalez was arrested without incident at a motel in henry county, virginia. just across the state line. the town's police chief says he doesn't believe it was a random shooting.
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it was the inspiration for mayberry in the andy griffith show. they built a tourist trade from the '60s show. it could take days or weeks to identify the bodies of six women found in the home of a registered sex offender in cleveland. five were apparently strangled. the sixth body is too decomposed to make a determination. investigators are seeking a warrant to take dna samples from 50-year-old suspect anthony sowell. he served 15 years for rape before moving into the house in 2005. investigators plan to look into his residential history and see if perhaps there are more victims. police spotted him walking in his neighborhood saturday and arrested him. >> it's a sigh of relief. i would say the street is now safe again. >> i'm glad he's off the street. >> we're just thankful that they got him. >> police found the bodies during an investigation into separate rape allegations. a woman said he attacked her in the house september 22nd. police stopped by earlier in the
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day for a routine check on a registered sex offender. jane velez-mitchell will have a few observations on this. tragic story from california where investigators found the body of a missing 4-year-old boy in a clothe s dryer. they arrest ad 14-year-old boy who lived there. he will be charged with murder. so far investigators aren't saying anything about a motive. >> you don't know who is actually your neighbors, you know. you think you know them, but you actually don't. so now it's like you're afraid to let your children out. you can't trust nobody. >> neighbors also say the suspect's mom was babysitting the victim. it's official. karzai will serve another five-year term. afghan electoral officials and he appointed all of them, have declared him the winner of the highly contested winner of the presidential election. in august they called off a
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run-off election for saturday. that's his sole opponent, abdullah abdullah. he dropped out yesterday. this morning they arrive to meet with karzai and abdullah. a new navy assault ship built with steel from the world trade center is arriving in new york city. the uss new york stopped near ground zero where many first responders and families of victims held a ceremony. the bow of the ship contains 7.5 tons of steel from the fallen twin towers. the ship will be commissioned on saturday. in the florida panhandle investigators are still looking for a 7-month-old girl who disappeared and may be in danger. the washington county sheriff department says shannon lea vanished saturday and a statewide attorney was issued late yesterday. nothing indicates she was abducted but she didn't crawl or walk away.
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the girl is 2 feet tall. 11 pounds. brown hair and blue eyes. the parents of the 15-year-old, the one allegedly gang raped after a homecoming dance in california, sent a message to their pastor. please do not let this happen again. several hundred people turned up for his meeting. a former teacher who inspired the show "coach carter" resurfaced. his inspirational true life story happened at richmond high. he talked to our dan simon. >> i don't know if each one of those males had sisters. i know each one of them lad a mom. they had a mother. you look at the situation. would they like that to happen to somebody in their family. i'm sure they wouldn't. >> five people are being held in connection with the october 24th on-campus rape. learning more about an iraqi's immigrant's action. he hit his own daughter because he thought she had become too
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westernized. he was booked over the weekend in arizona on two charges of aggravated assault. after the alleged hit and run he drove his jeep across the mexican border and abandon it there. then made his way to mexico city. boarded a transatlantic flight to london. and after arriving there authorities denied him entry into the country and notified the u.s. he was arrested once he got back on american soil. grocery brand fair bank farms is recalling more than a half million pounds of ground beef due to fears of possible e. coli contamination. the manufacture stopped 546,000 pounds up and down the east coast to stores like trader joes. b.j.'s giant and others. now the centers for disease control is warning the public that two deaths and dozens of illnesses may be linked to potentially contaminated meat. emergency officials are telling people in louisiana to get out while they still can. water is overflowing a levy.
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and the levy could breach. some homes are already flooded. workers able to shut down a water main break in california. this is what it looked like at the height of the break. thousands of gallons poured into the streets. shut down the intersection. the pipe is used to remove recycled water. finally san francisco bay bridge is open to traffic. will the repairs take?
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the san francisco oakland bay bridge is open again. the california state transportation spokesman said final inspections on repairs were completed this morning. >> the safety has been our priority. we have taken our time to make sure that we have gotten the exact alignment that we want. that all the steel is in place
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that we want. will is no metal-on-metal connection. we've gone beyond that to ensure that anything were to happen these pieces won't fall by doing stronger structural welds, by tying the pieces on. this is a safe fix related to potential failure caused by fatig fatigue. >> drivers faced an eight-hour or greater commute round trip. the bay bridge closed tuesday after 5,000 pounds of metal crushed into rush hour traffic. 280,000 cars drive the bridge every day. if you get behind the wheel don't let your thumbs do the talking. new york's law prohibits the use of mobile devices for reading, typing and sending messages while driving. the u.k. is making it a major criminal offense. the court just sentence ad distracted driver to 21 months in a high security women's prison. she was texting when she crashed
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into a car that had broken down. a woman inside was killed. we've been asking your thoughts about texting behind the wheel in general. got a couple of callers. missy in atlanta. what do you think? >> caller: i think we need to send a strong message. much like canada. i would suggest 72 hours in jail. at least 40 to 80 hours of community service. picking up trash on a secondary road. and in downtown greater metropolitan areas and a six month license suspension. these are not just kids. these are business people on the way to work, on the way home. i have come so close to being hit. if your message is that important you need to pull over. it's just not fair to the public. you cannot pu put a price on a life. once it's gone it's gone. >> license suspension may be the biggest wake-up call of all. a lot of people need that
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license. >> caller: then they can take public transportation. >> exactly. rachel up next in virginia. rachel, how you doing? >> caller: my husband and i have chosen not to own cell phones. i think the penalty needs to this be a little bit different. get the $150 fine. on your second offense i think the police should confiscate the phone right then and there. people are obsessed with their phones. i think it's a privilege. it is not a right. i've seen how crazy friends get just misplacing the phone. if you lose your phone then and there you have to go through the monetary trouble of having to get a new phone, get all the new numbers. once the police have the great new phones they can be used and donated to domestic violence shelters. they can be used for all kinds of things. people will drive on a suspended license but they'll think twice texting on the brand new phone. >> have you had a close call
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yourself? >> caller: i don't like to drive with people with cell phones. >> somebody in traffic? >> caller: all the time. >> got a couple of e-mails. you've been commenting on my facebook page. and mark writes texting and using the cell phone is very dangerous while driving. aug ought to be treated like driving under the influence. comments from all of you. we thank you so much for weighing in on this. a health watchdog group says
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it will monitor the safety of the h1n1 flu vaccine. but that's still doesn't ease the concern for many. including one pregnant woman. hear why she's not willing to risk getting a shot.
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found in the home of a convicted rapist. they're looking at missing persons cases. they're trying to match i.d.s. the suspect is 50-year-old anthony sowell who is in custody. this is one of the issues jane velez-mitchell is going to tackle. what disturbs you most about the case? the fact that this guy was at large at all? >> yes, chuck. you're right on the money. this guy should not have been roaming the streets at all. back in 1989 he raped a woman. he was convicted. he served 15 years. then out on the street in 2005. now women are coming forward
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saying, hey, he attacked me. i'm just happy to be alive to tell you about it. apparently one woman he offered her a beer. she said no. he punched her in the face, dragged her into the house. he was arrested for rape, kidnapping, et cetera. the case never went to court. why not? that is what we're going to be examining tonighting on "issues" beginning at 7:00 eastern. obviously being a convicted rapist he was a registered sex offender. the cops did visit him regularly. how comb they didn't notice the stench? they visited, sheriff deputies on september 22nd according to published reports. the neighbors were saying the stench was going on for months. even though they weren't allowed inside. apparently all you had to do to walk down the block. >> the neighbors noticed the stench? >> yes, for months. they said maybe it was the sausage place down the block or
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maybe the fact that he picked up scrap metal. they had their excuses. but, cops, boy, that should have been obviously a red flag. >> we don't know the i.d.s of the victims to know how they got in contact with him, anything like that? >> no, but we know from his m.o. that he allegedly preyed on those closest to him. so they are trying to match up these missing women with women who have disappeared in the missing vicinity. a number of women who have been missing. >> what's the cause of dit? >> apparently they were all strangled. they're all female. they're all believed to be african-american. what's interesting is he had said that their stepmother was letting him stay at the house and he had to put her in a nursing home. last i head they're trying to
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track down the stepmother. is she in fact in a nursing home. >> somebody dropped the ball. >> big time. >> the d.a., the police department. amazing story. you're going to cover that tonight and a lot of other issues. jane, thank you for your time. it's great to see you. don't miss it tonight at 7:00 eastern. if you have a flex spending account for medical bills you could be hit by the health care plan. congressional democrats want to cap the tax-free accounts at $2,500 a year. this cap would mean more than $13 billion in tax revenue. some people are worrying about how safe the h1n1 flu vaccine is. an independent health group is watching how it's working. they want to reassure people and dispel fears. one pregnant woman with four kids said she's not taking the risk. >> it's side effects, it's potential down the line. you know, you put something new
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into your body. people react very differently to different things that they put into their body. one person it may be fine. another person may not. >> right now five drug companies are cranking out vaccine. 10 million more doses expected by friday. so the supply may begin to meet demand soon. that's a good thing. backups have been terrible the last few weeks. >> you can't protect yourself from everything out there. to a certain degree it protects you from the worst of the worst. >> so far no reports of problems with the vaccine other than sore arms and fever. a man will continue to serve three life sentences on federal kidnapping charges. in the 1964 abductions of two black men in mississippi. the supreme court let a lower court ruling stand that said the statute of limitations had not expired in the case against james ford. in 2007 he convicted of conducting can 19-year-old men, beating them, and throwing them
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into the mississippi river. a year later an appeals court overruled on the conviction. a higher court reinstated the conviction in june. the supreme court left the ruling in place. one of the biggest companies you may never have heard of has filed for bankruptcy. you could see the effects of it when you do your holiday shopping. cit group is a retailer to a lot of businesses. a lot of retail stores depend on that to keep their shelves stocks. they hope to emerge from the process by the end of the year. they got more than $2 billion in federal bailout money last year achl loan probably never repaid. good news in a bad economy. the ford motor company post ad surprise profit of close to a billion dollars for the third quarter. ford is the only major u.s. automaker not to file for bankruptcy or to accept any federal bailout money. it was a dream come true for
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meatdball fans. why folks in new hampshire went all out to make this meaty monostore.
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basically at sky harbor airport in phoenix after it struck a flock of birds. that's bound for slaik. this happened just after flight 1232. took off from phoenix. there is the gash. if bird strike caused a pressure change. the plane had to return to the airport. not clear what altitude it was. the bus filled with college students that flipped over outside of atlanta wasn't
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supposed to be driving in georgia. a georgia official says the be bus company was licensed to operate in the state. they were sent a cease and desist notice. none of the injuries considered life threatening. thanks to folks like you getting great pictures of a derailment outside chicago. a freight train hit a second train in northbrooke, illinois. nobody was hurt. picture taken by brian belle. 17 cars of the kcanadian pacifi railway derail. the mall was evacuated as a precautionary measure. a friend rushed to the scene and grabbed the images a short while
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later. go to ireport.com and look for the upload now link. look for instructions on how to submit your stories. the man accused of fatally killing four men is in custody now. police say gonzalez was arrested without incident at a motel across to line in henry county, virginia. the town's police chief says he doesn't believe the shooting was a random act. it was the inspiration for mayberry in the "andy griffith show". it could take days or weeks to identify all the the bodies of the six women found inside the home of a registered sex offender in cleveland. five of them strangled. the sixth body is too decomposed to make that determination. the bodies may have been in the house for months. investigators are seeking a warrant to take dna samples from
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50-year-old suspect sowell. he served 15 years for rape before moving into the house four years ago. investigators plan to look into his residential history and see if perhaps there are more victims. police spotted him walking in the neighborhood on saturday and arrested him. >> sigh of relief. i would say the street is now safe again. >> i'm glad he's off the street. >> we're thankful that they got him. >> police found the bodies looking into a separate rape allegation. a woman said he attacked her at the house september 22nd. police stopped by earlier that day for a routine check on the sex offender but noticed nothing apparent apparently. investigators found the body of a missing 4-year-old boy in a clothes dryer in a neighbor's home. they arrested a 14-year-old boy who lives there. he'll be charged with murder. investigators are not speculating on a motive. >> you don't know who is actually your neighbors. you know. you think you know them. but you actually don't. so now it's like, you're afraid
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to let your children, you know, out. in the streets. you can't trust nobody. >> the suspect's mom was babysitting the victim. investigators in the panhandle need your help. shannon lea vanished from her home on saturday. a statewide alert was issued late yesterday. her parents reported her missing. the sheriff said nothing indicates she was abducted but she didn't crawl or walk away. the girl weighs 11 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. seattle police offering a $21,000 reward for information about a drive-by shooting that killing a veteran officer inside his squad car on saturday night. officer timothy brenton was coaching a rookie when a car pulled up and somebody opened fire. brenton died instantly. a bullet grazed the trainee officer. she tried to fight back. >> she exited the patrol car and
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began shooting and returning fire to the suspect vehicle. >> i heard the shots. i was thinking it was fire crackers. >> police said there had not been a threat against brenton. he had a wife and two young children. the parents of a 15-year-old girl who police say was gang raped in california after a homecoming dance sent a message through their pastor. please do not let this happen again. the pastor moderate ad community meeting over the weekend. several hundred people showed up. the former teacher who inspired the 2005 movie "coach carter" resurfaced. his inspirational true life story happened at the school. he talked to our dan simon. >> you can have as many cameras around here as possible. to stop anything in this community you're going to need the community. when the community says i'm toured of this. then a change will be made. >> five people are being held in connection with the october 24th on campus attack. you may remember the video we showed you of a desperate mom
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lunging for her baby's stroller as it fell in front of a train. that was hard to watch. but almost impossible not to watch. hear what it was like for her and why she thinks her baby survived.
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emergency officials are telling everybody to get out while they can. water is still overflowing a lele levee and could breach. if it breached 4,000 people could be trapped. water began spilling from our nearby over the weekend. workers are cleaning up a
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spill in the san francisco bay. they picked up 30 birds covered with oil and transferred them to a wildlife recovery center. they have suspended all fishing and shellfish hash harvesting between the oakland san francisco bay bridge and the san mateo bridge. the bay bridge itself reopened finally. a spokesman said final inspections on repairs were completed this morning. >> safety has been our priority. we have taken our time to make sure we have the alignment we want. all the steel is in place that we want. there is no connection. we have gone beyond that to ensure if anything were to happen again these pieces won't fall by doing stronger welds. by tieing the pieces off. so this is the safer fix. related to potential failure caused by fatigue. the san francisco chronicle reports some drivers have faced an eight-hour or more commute
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round trip. the bay bridge closed tuesday after 5,000 pounds of metal crashed into traffic. 280,000 cars ply that span daily. if you get behind the wheel don't let your thumbs do the talking. a new york law prohibits the use of mobile devices for reading, typing and sending text messages while driving. the u.k. is making it a very serious offense. a distracted driver just sentenced to 21 months in high security prison. she was texting when she crashed into a car broken down. the woman inside was killed. it's not uncommon for people to call 911 or report a drunk driver. police were stunned to get a phone call from a 49-year-old woman saturday
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the dispatcher asked the woman to stop on the roadside, turn on her flashers. she had a blood alcohol content or level at .17. she admitted drinking seven or eight brandy and cokes. a mother is talking about the horrifying moment when she was watching as her son's stroller rolled off a train platform and was struck by a train. he survived. the boy did with barely a scratch. two weeks later she still shudders when she talks about it as she did this morning on the
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"today show." >> it was a shock. like a human instinct the first reaction is how to get hold of my baby. before i can get hold of the handle, it was off the platform. and there was this -- there was a moment that i thought i should jump. but i thought for a second i should have a look what has happened to him. i just wanted to have a look how is he. and that time, i just -- i was -- blank. i was complete shock. >> as you might imagine. she said she was thrilled to hear her baby crying because it meant he was alive. she also believes he survived because he's destined for great things. president karzai gets five more years to lead afghanistan. why the scheduled run-off election this weekend won't happen.
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well, it's official. karzai, the current president of afghanistan will serve another five-year stretch in office.
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afghan's electoral officials, and he appointed all of them, declared him the winner of the election in office. president obama says he's congratulated president karzai on his unconventional win. >> about an hour ago i spoke with president karzai. i congratulated him on his election. for a second term as the president of the islamic republic of afghanistan. although process was messy the final outcome was determined in accordance with afghan law. >> the runoff won't occur because his sole opponent abdullah dropped out of the race because he didn't think the process could be fair. this morning u.n. secretary general arrived in kabul to meet with karzai and the one-time
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american challenger. three american hikers are said to be in good shape, according to swiss diplomats who paid their second visit to the trio. the hikers were taken into custody in july. they have been in a prison in tehran ever since. his brother spoke to our sister network, cnn, about the conditions under which his brother and the others are being hel held. >> we continue to be told the physical conditions are adequate. they're okay. they're not mistreated in any way. it's good to hear. it gives us comfort. it's reassuring. but at the same time we're concerned that they probably feel very lonely, very cut off from the outside world. >> iranian authorities charged the three hikers with illegally entering the country. the family said they accidentally crossed into iran at an unmarked border. some people, many people, have been worrying about how safe the h1n1 flu is.
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beginning today an independent health group will monitor how it's working. they're not expecting pron problems, but they want to reassure people and dispel any fears. one pregnant woman with four kids said she's not taking the shot, which she considers too risky. >> it's side effects, the potential down the line. whenever you put something new into your body, you know, people react differently to different things they put into their body. one person it may be fine for. another person it may not. >> right now five drug companies are cranking out vaccine. 10 million more doses are expected by friday. the supply may begin meeting the demand. that's a good thimg thing. the backup has been terrible. >> you can't protect yourself from everything out there. for a certain degree, it protects you from the worst of the worst. >> so far no reports of any problems with the vaccine except for sore arms and fevers. health officials say that's routine. jury selections begun in the trial of a man accused of killing a popular tv personality in arkansas.
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kurty is charged with last year's rape and murder of anne pressly. she was found beaten in her bead and died days later from her injuries. vance has pleaded not guilty. more than 60 school districts are using socioeconomic status as a factor in where students attend school. a 2007 supreme court decision limited a school's ability to put them in solely on race. supporters say students for poor households will be spread throughout the school district, not concentrated in one school, and they say studies show low income students do better a middle class schools. opponents say long bus rides harm children and the distance keeps parents from being involved at school. plus, some parents buy their homes based on their neighborhood school. and oppose their kids being bussed elsewhere. one of the biggest lenders
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to small and medium sized businesses has filed for bankruptcy. for more on what it could mean to you and me, let's check in with poppy harlow in new york. a lot of people have never heard of cit. tell us about this company. >> you're exactly right. they don't have interaction with it every daf. this is a huge lender to a lot of retailers. a lot of small and medium sized businesses in the country to fund their day-to-day operations. that's why this marks the fifth largest in us history. it's a big company. look on your screen. the biggest small business lender out there in the country. a million customers across 30 different industries. cit also, chuck, says 90 million employees work at the businesses. they get a lot of their loans from cit. here's a prime example. that brand wanted to expand a few years ago. they went to cit to get the loans for that commercial real estate to expand the franchise.
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one prime example. what we hear from cit on the news that broke sunday night, chuck, is that they say they insist despite this bankruptcy filing it's going to belending. that's still to be seen, because what we have seen at cit is as the company has struggled, their lending has fallen drat matically, chuck, over the last five years. >> how could they say the lending is a good thing? >> it could be because it shows us the capitalist system may be working. they can allow a big company to file bankruptcy and hopefully reemerge without another bailout. we saw cit went to the government in july, asked for more bailout money, more tae t.a.r.p. money in december, asked for more in july. what this could signal to us is
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that the government is saying hands off, we're going to let the system handle this one, we won't be baling out on you again and we'll see what happens. quickly before we wrap up, one of the other stories on cnn money. this won't be the last for taxpayers. >> i'll be checking that out. thanks, bobby, appreciate it. cnnmoney.com. check it out. stock rallies toward the end of the day withered toward the end and then it sort of came back again. there was a concern about technology shares. 72 pointsz. it had been well up over 100 points earlier, and then it fell well under break even. good news in a bad economy for a motor company. posted nearly $1 billion in the third quarter thanks in part to
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cash for clunkers. ford is the only u.s. automaker not to file for bankruptcy and not to accept federal bailout money. this is not a typical story of man and dog. there are some brutal details about a story of a dog named nubs and the soldier who rescued him. how it turned into a story for children.
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a water main explodes, shooting a water column so high it hits the building next door. what in the world happened? the u.s.s. new york sets sail. texting while driving is distracting, it's dangerous, but now, new york, it is illegal. should more states adopt similar laws? we want to hear from you. here's the latest from hln news and views on this monday afternoon. i i'm i'm richelle carey.
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>> we've gotten word it's close to being fixed. it's used for recycled water. there were no evacuations, but the situation is almost wrapped up. they had to make an emergency landing at sky harbor in phoenix after it flew into a flock of birds. this happened shortly after flight 1232 took off. had to turn back around. they had to make a pressure change and come back to sky harbor airport. you can see the damage these birds caused to the aircraft right above the windshield. nobody was hurt in all this. probably just a few off-site people, but the plane is safely back on the ground.
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marcos chavez gonzales. he's facing four counts of murder in a shooting outside a tv store. he was arrested without incident in a hotel in ma rin county, virginia. they don't believe the shooting was a random act. it was 100 miles south of charlotte. the town served as inspiration for mayberry and "the andy griffith show." >> a four-year-old boy was found in a clothes dryer. he will be charnld with murder. so far veflt orsz are not saying anything about a motive. >> you don't know your neighbors. you think you know them but you actually don't. so now ilt's like you're afraid to let your children out in the
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streets because you can't trust nobody. >> neighbors say the suspect's mom was babysitting the victim. the parntents of a 15-year-d girl who was allegedly gang raped after a homecoming dance sent a miss saj to her pastor. this is how it reads. please don't let this happen again. several hundred people turned up. the former teacher who inspired the 2005 movie, "coach carter." his inspirational true story happened at that school. >> i don't know if each of those males had, but i know each of them had a mother. would they like something like that to happen to someone in their family? i'm sure sthey wouldn't. >> five people are being held in connection with the campus raid.
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he reportedly hit his own child because he believed she had become too westernized. he was booked over the weekend in peoria, arizona on two charges of aggravated assault. after the alleged hit and run, he drove his jeep across the mexican border, left it there, and then he recoportedly made h way to mexico city and boarded a plane to london. after arriving there, authorities wouldn't let him in the country and returned him to the u.s. he was arrested after he returned back to american soil. the 1964 conviction of two men in mississippi. the statute of limitations has not expired in the case against james ford seale. in 2007, seale was convicted of beating him and throwing him in the mississippi river. later the supreme court overturned the conviction,
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ruling the statute of limitations had expired. the supreme court's decision today left that ruling in place. it is official. car -- karzai, the current prime minist ministe minister. his sole opponent abdul la abdul la drocpped out of the race yesterday because he didn't believe it could be fair. he met with karzai and a former challanger. this is built from steel at the world trade center. first responders and families from september 11 victims held a
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ceremony. it included a 21-gun salute. the bow of this ship contains 7.5 tons of steel from the fallen towers. the ship will be officially commissioned on saturday. in just a few hours we will honor the election of barack obama. what has changed since he took office?
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this week marks the one-year anniversary of a historic election, the first time an african-american was elected president of the united states. all week long in our what matters partnership with essence magazine, we're taking a special look at life for black men since president obama took office. does having a black president really affect their day-to-day lives? this week i sit down with some prominent male leaders in the african-american community and pose that question.
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today meet dr. boyce watkins, professor at syracuse university, and we're going to ask him whether he thinks life has changed for black men in the last year. >> many black men were inspired by barack obama's achievement. in some ways, though, life became more difficult because with the election of president obama, a lot of people began to think we live in this post-racial america. that's a little bit silly. that's almost as silly as saying we had a post-racial america in 1937 when joel lewis became the heavyweight champion of the world. the truth of the matter is there's always been space for the magic black man or the chosen one, even when the rest of us still sort of have to muddle along and struggle along. so in some ways, he has certainly opened some doors that weren't open before, but in many ways you make a trade-off when some doors get shut while others open.
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>> the rates as of september 2009, for black men, it is over 15%. talk about that gap. >> it's not even reflective of the worst areas. you've got areas like buffalo, new york and others, and it's much higher. these numbers are not reflective of reality for many black men. if you look across the board, you will find that to some extent, brlack men have been th roe roechz of america. we're the ones most likely to be incarcerated, we're the ones most likely to be unemployed, we're most likely to be put in special education. you're going to see these ugly numbers, and the sad reality is when the black man goes down, black america goes down. because black men are the heads
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of families, and the truth is if a man can't take control of his own did he say -- destiny, then it's very difficult for him to take care of other people. >> our special continues tomorrow when we look at black men in health. for more of what matters, check out essence magazine or log on to cnn.com/whatmatters. get behind the wheel, don't let your thumbs do the talking. new york's rule of texting while driving went into effect yesterday. reading, typing, sending text messages all while driving is being made a major criminal offense. they will sentence a driver to 21 months in a high-security prison. she was texting when she broke
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down on the side of the road and hit another car. the woman in that car was killed. aaron is calling us from ohio. all right, aaron, what is your take on this? >> i feel there should be a ban on it, or a fine on it in some cases. i feel like if you can memorize the keys, you only have to look down at the screen, and therefore you're not going to be a distracted driver. but those who can't memorize or function and concentrate on the road should be fined, but i don't think there should be a fine for people who actually know what they're doing. >> so you think there are certain cases where people are good enough at texting and driving that they should get a pass at it? >> i do. like, when i was driving, i memorized the keys. >> what if someone says, i'm a good enough drunk driver at .12, it's just the other guy that can't drive drunk.
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it's kind of the same thing. >> it is. i was going to say, i think it should be a case by case. >> okay. all right. aaron, thank you for your call. i appreciate it. i have a former police officer named dave who is also calling us from ohio. dave, what's your take? >> yes, ma'am. i believe that there should be sanctions put in for this. the sanction that i would recommend would be taking somebody's car -- >> wow. >> -- and clubbing it for just five days in their garage. and the second penalty for this should be $1,000 fine and a five-day sentence in jail. because this is a dangerous thing all over the country. and i've been almost in a wreck myself by somebody texting. >> because somebody else wasn't paying attention. let me ask you this, dave. we've had some people who have called and left facebook messages today that try to point the finger at police officers. this is what they said.
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they say, hey, i've seen police officers on the phone or on computers while they were driving and i've really tried to challenge them and say, you mean to tell me you've seen a police officer on their laptop while driving, and they kind of seem to back off. do you see police officers on the laptop driving at the same time? does that sound kind of henky to you? >> yes, it does, because they're just doing their job. >> i assume they're on the side of the road and not actually driving while they're on their laptop. >> yes, they're on the side of the road. if i get a phone call, i pull over to the side of the road. i don't talk while driving. it's too dangerous. >> dave thinks there's no in between. he wants to take your car, people. he's saying this is serious stuff. you feel very passionate about it and you've shared a lot of personal stories. thanks for your e-mails and
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phone calls and texts. finally, six days after being shut down, san francisco's bay bridge is open to traffic, but will the repairs last?
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torp -- three american hikers detained in iran are said to be in good shape. they were taken into custody by iranian authorities while hiking along the iraq-iran border back in july. they have been in prison in tehran since then. paul's brother talked to cnn about his brother and the others. >> we were very happy that they got a second visit. that was definitely good news. but it doesn't ease our minds entirely. we're worried about them. we think they're probably very isolated. in that visit, i think the swiss ambassador was able to convey to
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them some of the efforts under way in the outside world to try to get them released, and hopefully that will be a means to kind of reduce the isolation they're feeling. we're having difficulty getting information, we can only imagine how difficult it must be for sha shara, shane and josh who are in a prison in tehran. >> they have charged the three hik hikers for illegally entering the country, however, their family says it was an accident. the final repairs on the san francisco bay bridge were finished this morning. >> safety has been our priority. we have taken our time to make sure we have gotten the exact alignment that we want, that all the steel is in place that we want, that there are no metal-on-metal connections. we've ensured that if anything were to happen again, these
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pieces won't fall again, by doing a strong structural weld, by tying these pieces off, so this is a safer fix related to potential failure caused by fatigue. >> san francisco chronicle reports that some of the drivers, their commute now has been eight hours or more round-trip because it's been closed, closed since tuesday. that's when 5,000 pounds of metal crashed down on the bridge right in the middle of rush hour traffic. 82,000 cars cross that bridge daily. a woman and her dog survived something amazing. a car crashed right into this house in new jersey. a man driving a 1997 buick skidded off the road early this morning, striking a sign and some bushes before ending up in this woman's dining room. she says it was so loud, the entire house shook. she also heard the man screaming, help me! the driver is in serious condition but his injuries are not life threatening, believe it or not. police investigating what caused
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this, but they do not believe alcohol was involved. a bus filled with college students that flipped over outside atlanta wasn't even supposed to be in georgia. the bus was taking a marching band from morehouse college to a football game saturday. it flipped a couple times. finally it ended up stopping on its side, as you can see. atlanta said the georgia bus company was not licensed to operate in this state. several students were hurt. none of the injuries considered life threatening. wall street welcomed a trio of upbeat economic reports in news that they think profit from ford today but wasn't enough to send stocks into the green. all apartment renters should keep in mind some information. >> you're not used to saying the word upbeat. >> no, i'm not. >> i want to say something about detroit and upbeat.
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that's what helped the market today, richelle. ford made approximately a $1 billion profit in the third quarter and are confident that it will be profitable in 2011. the cash for clunkers program and cost-cutting measures helped them this year. they are the only one not to take a bailout. the s&p 500 was up more than half a percent on the day. landlords are pulling out all the stops in order to keep reners in their apartments, offering big screen tvs and cash to keep them living there. the vacancy rate hit a 23-year high of nearly 8%, and an empty
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apartment can cost owners a lot of money so they would rather keep tenants inside. so a change for people looking to keep them inside, richelle. six women found in the home of a convicted rapist. @@@@@
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look at that unbelievable picture. this is the result of a massive water main break in van nuys, california. at one point this column of water was taller than the building next to it. we've gotten word this thing is very, very close to being fixed. don't know what caused it. some streets in the area obvious hl to be closed. no actual evacuations, though. the pipe carries recycled water used for irrigation and industry. there were some detours, but the situation pretty much under control. just a mess. a situation that is now under control but i'm sure terrifying for a while.
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a delta flight had to make an emergency land thg morning at sky harbor airplane in phoenix. they flew into a flock of birds. this happened shortly after flight 1232 took of f, trying t get to salt lake city. it apparently caused a pressure change and the flight had to come right back. the birds caused some damage right above the right windshield. nobody was hurt, just some tense moments there. marcos chavez gonzalez, a convicted kidnapper, is facing four counts of murder in a shooting. it happened outside a tv store. police say they had no problems arresting gonzalez at a motel in henley county, virginia. police say they don't believe the shooting was a random act. it's about 100 miles north of charlotte. it's inspiration for mayberry, you know, "the andy griffith
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show"? investigators say they found a body of a missing four-year-old boy in a dryer. they discovered it in a neighbor's home yesterday and arrested a 14-year-old boy who lives there. the fresno county sheriff says he will be charged with murder. investigators aren't saying anything about a motive. >> you don't know who actually are your neighbors. you think you know them but you actually don't. so now it's like you're afraid to let your children out on the streets because you can't trust nobody. >> the suspect's mom was babysitting the victim. the parents of the 15-year-old girl who was allegedly gang raped after a homecoming dance, they have sent a message to their pastor, and this is what it it says. please don't let this happen again. the pastor moderated a community meeting at richmond high school over the weekend. hundreds of people turned up. the former teacher who inspired the 2005 movie "coach carter,"
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he has even turned up again to try to basically help this community heal. this true life story happened at that school. >> i don't know if each one of those males had both parents, but i know each of them had a mom. they had a mother. you look at the situation. would they like something like that to happen to someone in their family? i'm sure they wouldn't. we're learning more about an iraqi immigrant's actions after he allegedly hit his own daughter and another woman with his jeep. he reportedly hit his daughter because he believed she had become too westernized. he was booked over the weekend in peoria, arizona on two charges of aggravated assault. after this alleged hit and run, he drove his jeep across the mexican border, left it there, and reportedly made his way to mexico city and boarded a plane to london. after arriving there, authorities wouldn't let him into the country and they notified the u.s.
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he was arrested when he touched back down on american soil. a reputedku klux klansman jailed for life. in 2007, seale was convicted of abducting a 90-year-old man, beating him and dumping him into the mississippi river. later a court appealed the conviction. a higher court left the other ruling in place. karzai, the current president of afghanistan, will serve another term in office. he told officials in afghanistan declared him the winner of the highly contested presidential election going on since august.
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officials called off saturday's runoff election. karzai's only opponent, abdullah abdullah, dropped out of the race yesterday because he didn't believe it could be fair. they called on the reelection of president karzai. >> president karzai has been declared the winner of the new elections and will head the country of afghanistan. obviously, he is the legitimate leader of the country. obviously, what will begin now that we know the government that will lead afghanistan for the next five years, continue conversations about governance, civil society and corruption going forward to ensure that we have a credible partner in our efforts to help secure the country. >> this morning u.n. secretary general bond ki moon arrived in
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kabul to meet with karzai and a former challanger. stomp a new ship built with steel. the u.s.s. new york stopped near ground zero today where september 11 victims held a ceremony. it included a 21-gun salute. the bow of this ship contains 7.5 tons of steel from the fallen towers. the ship will be officially commissioned saturday. what are you doing, phillies fans? are you losing faith already? a flood of tickets for game five of the world series have hit the internet, making prices plummet. prices have fallen 39% since just last night and 60% since friday. a trend is happening there. the new york yankees are leading the phillies three games to one
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in a set for seven series. gave five is set to begin today. finally, six days after being shut down, san francisco's bay bridge is open to traffic, but will the repairs last?
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look at this, the san francisco oakland bay bridge is open again. a california transportation spokesperson says repairs were finally completed this morning. >> safety has been our priority. we have taken our time to make sure that we have gotten the exact alignment that we want, that all the steel is in place
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that we want, that there is no metal on metal connections, and we've gone beyond that to ensure that if anything were to happen again, these pieces won't fall by viewing stronger structural welds, by tying the pieces off, so this is a safer structural fix related to failure caused by fatigue. >> you don't want to rush something like that. they've been dealing with eight-hour commutes, in some cases longer. that's round trip. the bay bridge closed tuesday after 5,000 pounds of metal just came crashing right in the middle of rush-hour traffic. about 280,000 cars cross that bridge daily. work crews are cleaning up a major oil spill in san francisco bay. look at that. wildlife experts picked up 30 birds covered in oil and then transferred them to a wildlife recovery center. the oil leaked into the bay
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friday morning. california's fish and game department has suspended fishing and shellfish harvesting between the san francisco oakland bay bridge and the san mateo bridge until that oil is removed. a woman and her dog survived something unbelievable. a car came crashing into their home in new jersey. a man driving a 1997 buick skidded off the road early this morning, hitting a sign and some bushes before ending up right in the woman's dining room. she says it was so loud the entire house shook, and then she heard a man screaming, help me. well, the driver is now in serious condition but probably going to make it. not life-threatening injuries. police are investigating the cause of this, but they do not believe alcohol was involved. children trying to get into a pg-13 movie lied about their ages to get into myspace and
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facebook. it sounds like a growing concern. is it, though? we're asking that question, and virginia cha is here with more. it sounds like a serious concern to me, but i'm not a parent. what do i know? you are a parent, though, virginia, so lay it on us. >> here it goes. social networking. how young is too young? a lot of parents are struggling with this because where doucet the limit and how do you know what kind of damage it could do? even myspace and facebook say they're really ill-equipped to try to police the minimum, which is 13 years of age, because as you pointed out when you talked to me, kids can lie about their age and set up an account. here are some of the concerns that parents and others have. a, they could develop internet addictions, b, it could lead to
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on-line predators. you have others countering these fears saying, yes, those fears are real but they're overblown. one said children spent their entire lives during this internet age and they're actually better than adults with integrating on-line world with off-line things so they're better with technology. the fear here is, quote, these technologies are infantalizing -- is that a word? -- the brain in small children who are attracted by buzzing noises and bright lights. the bottom line, the jury is still out. really, it goes back to parents. it's up to you to figure out what's too young. >> well said. ilts up to what the parent thinks is appropriate for their child, and the parent has to be willing to take on the added responsibility of monitoring the child no matter what. >> absolutely.
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>> oh, you parents are busy all the time. my parents were, that's for sure. also getting attention is cutting edge technology. this is fascinating stuff, virginia. >> it really is. it's almost science fiction like because we're talking growing skin in a lab to help people who have serious skin injuries, and we're not just talking human skin grafts here, and we're talking about the possibility of the use of pig and spore cells. they're extracting collagen. patient's own skin is then induced to grow alongside the grafts. who benefits from them? mostly diabetics, burn victims, the elderly. anyone with large, open wounds too big to heal on its own. they used a baby's foreskin, and
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it can produce four football fields of skin skrus from that tiny bit. if you want to learn more about this, go to cnn.com. have you ever sent a text while you were driving? you probably have. new york outlawed texting while driving yesterday. we'll hear your views, whether you think it should be adopted in your state, if it hasn't already.
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we're checking in with mike for a preview of what we'll be talking about. a discovery in ohio, bodies found in this convicted sex offend offender's house, and when i was talking to our kohl league, jco a minute ago, she described it as a series of out rages. the police didn't find anything, and the next thing, there's bodies there. >> this guy was convicted to 15 years in prison and then he gets out. we're also finding there is a new article out there. within one month after he's let
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out, he's already on a web site about sex fetishes, laying himself outlook forg a submissive victim. can't we do a better job of monitoring someone like that who was convicted of a violent rape back in 1989? we'll have that story for you and get the latest body count, sad as that sounds. also dealing with this story. a couple high school girlsz, a couple sophomores, they get caught with a picture -- they put pictures, some racy shots of themselves on myspace. >> over the summer. >> lingerie, they're doing something with this obscene lol lirks -- lollipop. they've been suspended, and now they're suing the school, violation of freedom of speech. what do you think of that one, call-in?
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1-877-tell-hln. jon gosselin back in the news. sunday night he's laying out the apology, wants to apologize to kate when the time comes. apologize now. what do you mean, when the time comes? when you know you have to say you're sorry, you get on the phone and say you're sorry. we're going to find out, hey, is this guy legitimate? do you think he might be using you to sway public opinion a little bit? e-mail, cnn.com and primenews. > >> that will be good stuff. thanks. really. listen to this, because i know you are on the texting warpath, i know you are. if you get behind the wheel, do not let your thumbs do the talking. new york's law about text asking driving went into effect
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yesterday. it prohibits the use of mobile devices, blackberries, everything, you cannot text or type while a court sentenced a distracted driver to 21 months in a high-security women's prison. this woman was texting and crashed into a car that was broken down. there was a woman in that car and she was killed. this has been the "your views" question. we picked some comments to share with you. d.j. wrote this. how about we do away with texting all the way around. we didn't text five years ago we called or waited to get on the pc. how many people make a legit phone call with a cell phone? d.j. is being cheeky. martin wrote this. this is america. we should be free to make
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decisions on our own even the ones those people declare stupid. fight against these fascist laws. vote no on laws that steal your right to choose. bruce sent this, a simple test for text messaging while driving have the proponent of it is safe while texting while driving. have them stand on home plate. have the messenger duck while seeing the ball coming. this is comparable to two cars hitting head on at 40 miles an hour. we like that thinking, bruce. pop superstar elton john is in a hospital in london recovering from the flu and e.coli poisoning. he is expected to rejoin his tour with billy joel later this month in california. hope he recovers soon. how do you turn a disturbing story with animal abuse into a
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children's book. a marine who adopted a dog in iraq is handling it gently. what the dog went through and how he returned to one marine's affection with an amazing show of loyalty. it is a great story. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
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